Kraft hires executive v.p. of supply chain

by Eric Schroeder
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NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Daniel Myers has been named executive vice-president of supply chain at Kraft Foods Inc., effective in September. In his new role Mr. Myers 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 has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer.

“Daniel has extensive experience driving cost savings across complex global supply chains — in food, beverages and many other products,” said Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and chief executive officer. “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.”

Mr. Myers was with Procter & Gamble for the past 33 years. Most recently, he was vice-president of product supply, where he led the supply chain function for the company’s Global Hair Care business and had coordination responsibilities for the $28 billion Beauty & Grooming business, including manufacturing operations that supported sales in more than 170 countries. In addition, he has broad international experience, having worked in every category in Procter & Gamble’s portfolio and in 49 countries.

Mr. Myers received a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee.

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