Hershey taps Coca-Cola executive as global chief sales officer

by Rebekah Schouten
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Rob Gehring, Hershey
Rob Gehring, new global chief sales officer of The Hershey Co.

HERSHEY, PA. — Rob Gehring is set to join The Hershey Co. as global chief sales officer, effective Jan. 18, 2016.

Previously, Mr. Gehring was president of the Wal-Mart Global Team for Coca-Cola North America. He held the position since 2011. Mr. Gehring has more than 20 years of experience with large category-leading brands in key retail channels.

“Rob is a seasoned sales leader who has deep experience in consumer packaged goods, strong customer relationships and a proven track record,” said Michele Buck, president North America of Hershey. “We are excited to have Rob join Hershey to lead our global sales team and strengthen our sales organization around the world.”
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