McDonald’s Restructures Leadership Team, Panera Appoints New President
Technomic Inc., Chicago
The food industry market research firm appointed Bernadette Noone as vice president, responsible for developing and managing Technomic's online research tools, including the Digital Resource Library, MenuMonitor, PriceMonitor and the Financial Dashboard. She will also drive efforts to create new content on Technomic's various platforms. Noone brings almost 15 years of experience working in the research/consulting industry. Prior to joining Technomic, she worked in marketing research roles for the London Fleet agency and the Chicago Tribune.
Nomad Holdings Ltd., London
Stéfan Descheemaeker was named chief executive officer, effective upon closing of its acquisition of Iglo Foods Holdings Ltd. Descheemaeker will also serve as CEO of Iglo Group, replacing current CEO Elio Leoni Sceti. Descheemaeker will provide the strategic direction and day-to-day leadership necessary to achieve Nomad's vision of building a portfolio of best-in-class consumer food companies. Previously, he served as chief financial officer at Delhaize Group, before becoming CEO of its European division. In this capacity, he focused on delivering organic growth and driving cash flow generation. Earlier, as head of strategy and external growth at Interbrew, he was responsible for managing M&A and strategy, which culminated in the merger of Interbrew and AmBev in 2004.
Sino Agro Food, Inc., China
The producer, processor and marketer of protein foods named Peter Rosta as chairman of the board of the company’s beef subsidiary Qinghai Sanjiang A Power Agriculture Development Co. Ltd. Rosta maintains a wealth of experience and relationships in both Sweden and China, where he is a partner in Euro China Capital AB in Sweden and director of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China. He also serves as director of several companies based in Europe and Asia. For the past five years, he served as trade commissioner and head of the Swedish Trade Council in China and Hong Kong.
McDonald's Corp., Oak Brook, Ill.
After announcing a turnaround plan, including a restructuring of McDonald's worldwide business and financial updates, the fast food giant released a new leadership team, effective July 1. Mike Andres will continue to serve as president, McDonald's U.S. Doug Goare, currently president, McDonald's Europe, will become president, international lead markets. Dave Hoffmann, currently president, McDonald's Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), will transition to the role of president, high-growth markets. And, Ian Borden, currently the chief financial officer of McDonald’s APMEA, will assume the role of president, foundational markets, responsible for maximizing the potential of approximately 100 markets that represent about 10% of the company's operating income.
Panera Bread Co., St. Louis
Drew Madsen was named president, effective May 11, responsible for overseeing the core café business. Previously, Madsen served as president and COO of Darden Restaurants Inc., where he grew restaurant sales by 61% during his 9-year tenure. He also previously served as president of Darden's Olive Garden chain and was Olive Garden's executive vice president of marketing prior to that. Madsen has also been president of International Masters Publishers and vice president/general manager of James River Corp. He began his career at General Mills, where he spent 12 years, progressing from marketing assistant to vice president of marketing. In addition, Ken Koziol joined as executive vice president, overseeing a range of café support functions. Koziol comes from McDonald's, where he served as executive vice president, worldwide chief restaurant officer, where he oversaw worldwide operations support, design, equipment, innovation, mobile, delivery, training, safety and security. Before that, Koziol led McDonald's corporate innovation function and served as vice president, worldwide restaurant innovation; vice president of worldwide quality assurance and senior director, U.S. supply chain management.
Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan.
Harrison Rogers was named Southern territory manager, with sales responsibilities for Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. He brings specific experience in the recycling industry, as well as many years of experience servicing manufacturers and wholesalers throughout the South.
Chuck Adams was appointed senior vice president and general manager, sales, responsible for developing a comprehensive sales strategy to leverage the company’s lineup of automated equipment, software and picking technologies for continued growth in North America and key international markets. Adams brings more than 30 years of sales and business leadership experience. Before joining Intelligrated, he held senior-level sales and business leadership positions with CSX, General Electric and TE Connectivity, before most recently serving as North American vice president and general manager for Videojet, a Danaher company. Meanwhile, veteran software executive Russ Mellott joined as vice president, software sales, responsible for directing software sales, sales support, strategy and operational teams to increase market share. During his 25-year career, Mellott has held a variety of sales and executive management positions for software organizations, including Prophet 21 and Activant Solutions. He most recently served as senior vice president of sales for Epicor Software.
VersaCold Logistics Services, Canada
Jim MacIntosh joined as leader of the company’s warehousing solutions business unit. Previously, he was with Purolator, where he held a number of roles, including general manager, field operations and sales and most recently, vice president national operations.
Provisur Technologies, Inc., Mokena, Ill.
Nick Pearson was named global marketing manager, tasked with leading the company’s global product teams to develop and execute product line strategies and launch new products and technologies. He is also responsible for managing product life cycles across Provisur's diverse equipment portfolio, including the pivotal points of new market entry and distribution. Pearson brings several years’ of international and domestic marketing experience. Previously, he was a solutions marketing manager and later promoted to senior marketing manager at Panduit Corp., where he directed overall strategy, market intelligence and research. He also served as a new business development manager at 3M Co., among other previous roles in marketing and product management. Meanwhile, Scott Scriven joined as vice president of the slicing business unit, tasked with executing a strategy to enhance slicing solutions, bolster market penetration and ensure the overall and long-term global success of Provisur's slicing business. Scriven brings with him years of high-level leadership experience and a deep knowledge of the food processing equipment industry. Most recently, he was senior vice president of sales and marketing for Reiser, Inc., where he was responsible for all sales and marketing functions across nine product lines. Prior to that, Scriven was president and CEO of Weber, Inc. Scriven's other industry experience includes positions at BWI's Packaging Technologies, KartridgPak and Krones, Inc.
enVista, Indianapolis, Inc.
Michael Torch joined as director of the design solutions team, working to provide clients with the right solutions for their unique situations and needs. Torch has more than 25 years of experience in logistics, distribution and manufacturing, and has worked with businesses in more than 30 different industries. Most recently, he served as vice president – global supply chain and logistics for McGraw-Hill education, where he was responsible for day-to-day production of six distribution operations as well as leading initiatives around process and system improvements. He also worked as a senior vice president and partner at TransTech Consulting, where he provided strategy, analysis, design and implementation services.
Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk, Va.
Alan Shaw was named executive vice president and chief marketing officer, succeeding Donald Seale, who retired after 39 years in management positions in the marketing division.Shaw joined NS in 1994, and has held positions in the finance and marketing departments. He served as group vice president of coal marketing and group vice president of chemicals before being named to his current position, vice president intermodal operations in 2013.