Execs on the move at McCain Foods, Pilgrim's Pride
Global frozen foods giant McCain Foods Limited, Toronto, said it appointed Dirk Van de Put as president and CEO and a director of the company, succeeding Dale Morrison, effective July 1, 2011. Van de Put joined McCain in May 2010 as chief operating officer. He previously served at Novartis where he was president of Novartis' $3-billion global Over-the-Counter Consumer Health business. He also worked previously at Group Danone and Mars Incorporated. After seven years as president and CEO, Morrison is leaving McCain Foods to become a founding partner in a private equity firm, officials said.
Poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, Greeley, Colo., said it hired Fabio Sandri as chief financial officer of the company, effective immediately. Sandri succeeds Gary D. Tucker, 62, who has announced his retirement after eight years with the company, most recently as principal financial officer and chief accounting officer. Sandri, 39, previously served as chief financial officer of Estacio Participacoes, the largest private post-secondary educational institution in Brazil, a post he had held since April 2010.