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Executive Appointments at Hain Celestial

Executive Appointments at Hain Celestial
December 12
09:28 2016

The Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India, has announced a number of executive team appointments for Hain Celestial United States, Hain Pure Protein Corporation and Hain Celestial United Kingdom.

Gary W Tickle joins Hain Celestial in the US as Chief Operating Officer. He is a proven leader, both in the United States and internationally, having served in various executive roles driving innovation, global strategy development and execution at Nestlé Group.  Gary most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nestle Infant Nutrition North America with responsibility for the Gerber and Nestle brands.

Jerome ‘Jay’ W. Erskin joins Hain Celestial United States as Chief Supply Chain Officer. He is a results oriented operations executive with strong experience in the food and beverage industries in the United States, having started his business career at Kraft Foods Inc. as a Manufacturing and Procurement Manager.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (PRNewsFoto/The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.)

James R Meiers has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hain Pure Protein Corporation overseeing the Empire® Kosher, Plainville Farms® and FreeBird® poultry brands and the protein business of Hain Celestial in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Operations Officer at Hain Celestial, including the company’s recently announced Project Terra worldwide cost savings initiative.

In the United Kingdom, James Skidmore has been appointed Chief Executive Officer Hain Daniels, having joined the company with the Orchard House Foods acquisition in December 2015.  James is responsible for the Hain Daniels business with its Grocery, Fruit and Chilled and Frozen business units featuring the Hartley’s®,  New Covent Garden Soup Co. ®, Linda McCartney’s®, Sun-Pat® and Robertson’s® brands, among others.

“We are very pleased to announce the appointment of these seasoned consumer packaged foods industry executives. They further strengthen our worldwide leadership team and their future contributions will be invaluable as Hain Celestial grows to the next level internationally with the strength of our diversified portfolio of organic, natural and better-for-you brands,” comments Irwin D Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hain Celestial.

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