Hillshire Brands has hired Brian Davison as its new senior vice president, corporate strategy and development.
Davison - who was formerly vice president strategic planning at Kraft - will be responsible for acquisition, merger and divestiture activities, strategic planning and implementing high impact projects.
Chicago-based Hillshire Brands - best known for its Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, State Fair, Aidells and Gallo brands - is the former North American business of Sara Lee, which split into two last summer following the spin-off if its international coffee arm.
“Brian has deep food industry and consumer knowledge that he uses to create high impact strategic and operational plans,” said Hillshire Brands CEO Sean Connolly
“His addition to our management team will help focus our business development activities and build additional momentum for company-wide operational improvement priorities.”
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