Hershey unveils new high profile appointments

By Anthony Fletcher

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US confectionery giant Hershey has unveiled a number of new high
profile appointments this month.

Effective as of yesterday, Gregg A. Tanner is the firm's new senior vice president of global operations. Tanner Raymond Brace, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

"Gregg will be a terrific addition to the Hershey company and to our executive team,"​ said chief executive Richard Lenny.

"He will make a significant contribution to the achievement of our long-term growth and productivity goals. Gregg's depth of experience in a range of food categories as well as with different operating systems are ideal as Hershey accelerates its growth in the broader snack category and high-potential global markets."

Tanner brings to Hershey 26 years of leadership across all levels of the supply chain. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, retail supply chain, for ConAgra Foods.

The company has also appointed Mark K. Pogharian as director of investor relations. Pogharian, who also began his new position yesterday, will report to Bryon Klemens, vice president of business development.

"Mark's leadership will enable us to build on our strong relationships with the investment community,"​ said Klemens. "His extensive experience in the consumer packaged goods industry as well as in equity research will be of immense value in articulating Hershey's value-enhancing strategy to investors."

Pogharian joins Hershey from Deutsche Bank, where he was vice president, North America Equity Research, covering the food industry. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2005, Pogharian worked at Kraft Foods as senior manager, investor relations.

And finally, Humberto Alfonso was named vice president of finance and planning for the US commercial group this month. Alfonso will have overall responsibility for providing finance and planning support to the US commercial group.

Alfonso joins Hershey from Cadbury Schweppes, where he was executive vice president finance, Americas Beverages. He led all finance and information technology functions for the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean region.

Prior to joining Cadbury Schweppes, Alfonso was vice president and chief financial officer for the Adams division of Pfizer.

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