Andrew Jacobs, Hostess
Andrew Jacobs has been promoted to executive vice-president and c.o.o. of Hostess Brands.

KANSAS CITY — Andrew (Andy) Jacobs has been promoted to executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Hostess Brands, Inc. He has been the company’s executive vice-president and chief commercial officer since June 2017.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to build upon our culture of commercial excellence in my new position as we achieve further efficiencies and grow with our retail and trade partners over time,” Mr. Jacobs said.

Mr. Jacobs joined Hostess in 2014 as senior vice-president of strategic channels and was promoted to senior vice-president and chief customer officer later that year. Prior to joining Hostess, Mr. Jacobs was president of Wolfgang Candy Co. from September 2012 to February 2014 and vice-president and general manager of U.S. customers for The Hershey Co. from September 2003 to 2012.

He began his career as a marketing assistant in new gum products at Nabisco in April 1993 before spending eight years at Brach’s Confections in a variety of roles, including category manager for sugar confections, director of marketing for seasonal confections and director of marketing for packaged confections.

William Toler, Hostess
William Toler, president and c.e.o. of Hostess Brands
“Andy has a track record of consistent execution during his tenure at Hostess, and he has made significant contributions across our customer, product and whitespace initiatives, which makes him the right leader for this responsibility,” said William Toler, president and chief executive officer of Hostess. “Our board of directors and I look forward to continuing to work closely with Andy to deliver continued long-term growth and profitability.”