Diversified foods giantKraft Foods, Northfield, Ill., said it hiredDaniel Myers-- effective in September -- as executive vice president, supply chain.

Myers joins Kraft Foods from Procter & Gamble, where he had a 33-year career. Most recently, he served as vice president, product supply and led the supply chain function for P&G's Global Hair Care business. Officials said Myers coordinated P&G's $28 billion Beauty & Grooming business, including manufacturing operations that supported sales in more than 170 countries.

Kraft said Myers, 56, will lead the functional groups that make up the company's integrated supply chain, including procurement, manufacturing, engineering and customer service and logistics.  He succeeds David Brearton, who is now executive vice president and chief financial officer.  Myers will report to Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld.

"Daniel has extensive experience driving cost savings across complex global supply chains – in food, beverages and many other products," said Rosenfeld.  "This expertise will complement our current End-to-End Cost Management initiatives, including Project SAVOR in Procurement and Lean Six Sigma in Manufacturing. I'm confident that Daniel's leadership can accelerate efficiencies in our operations, which fuels our virtuous growth cycle."