Next we go to Crisco Oils and Folgers coffee maker J.M. Smucker, which has just announced the following changes, effective April 1, in the wake of its $5.8bn mega-deal to buy pet food giant Big Heart Pet Brands.
President and COO Vincent C. Byrd (pictured left) will become vice chairman, and will work with Big Heart Pet Brands CEO David West (pictured right) to lead the integration of the recently acquired petfood business. (West will become president, Big Heart Pet Food and Snacks).
President, U.S. Retail Coffee, Mark T. Smucker, will become president, consumer and natural foods.
Steven Oakland – currently president, international, foodservice, and natural foods - will become president, coffee and foodservice.
SVP and chief administrative officer Barry C. Dunaway will become president, international and chief administrative officer.