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    Hershey Enhances Exec Team

    Candy supplier aims to grow business in U.S., Canada and elsewhere

    The Hershey Company has made several changes to its global leadership team, effective May 13.
     
    Humberto P. Alfonso, who currently serves as CFO and chief administrative officer, will become president, International. Alfonso has extensive international experience and is charged with driving business growth for all Hershey businesses outside the U.S. and Canada.
     
    David W. Tacka will become SVP, CFO. He has held a number of senior executive positions within the company, including chief accounting officer.
     
    Michele G. Buck, currently Hershey’s chief growth officer, will become president, North America. In her new role, Buck’s strategic focus and consumer expertise will help accelerate Hershey’s growth in the U.S. and Canada, according to the company.
     
    E. Daniel Vucovich, who currently leads Hershey’s U.S. business, will become SVP, chief commercial officer.
     
    D. Michael Wege, currently chief commercial officer, will become SVP, chief growth and marketing officer. He will lead Hershey’s strategic planning, research and development, innovation, and global "Hershey Experience." He will continue to drive the company’s knowledge capabilities, as well as Hershey’s marketing initiatives and corporate brand reputation.
     
    In addition, the company announced that Waheed Zaman will join the company as SVP, chief administrative officer on April 29. Zaman will be responsible for optimizing Hershey’s information technology and global shared services functions as the company expands internationally. He is an industry leader for transformational global productivity in large consumer packaged goods companies, working previously for Chiquita Brands International and Procter & Gamble.
     
    “Hershey is well positioned in the marketplace, and our momentum in the U.S. and key international markets gives us confidence in our business strategy,” said John P. Bilbrey, president and CEO of Hershey. “These organizational enhancements will help accelerate our global growth by broadening and leveraging our leadership expertise, knowledge and capabilities across the company. We have an experienced management team, great talent throughout the organization, and the right vision, strategy, talent and brands to win wherever we compete.”

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