IRVING, TEXAS — John Stewart has joined Hostess Brands, Inc. as executive vice-president and chief financial officer. Most recently, Mr. Stewart was executive vice-president and c.f.o. of Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Prior to Dr Pepper Snapple, Mr. Stewart was senior vice-president and c.f.o. of Diageo P.L.C.’s $4 billion North America unit. Earlier, he had international c.f.o. roles in Diageo’s drinks business. He also spent several years at Diageo’s Pillsbury unit, where he held positions of increasing importance in marketing, finance, operational control and accounting and in general management in the United States and Australia, culminating in his appointment as senior vice-president of strategy and business development for Pillsbury.

Mr. Stewart received a bachelor of accountancy from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.