Lenexa, KS — Adrian Poretti has joined Hostess Brands, Inc. as chief supply chain officer (CSCO) effective immediately.
Poretti will oversee all aspects related to the company’s operations and supply chain as Hostess Brands continues to grow its business. He will report to Andy Callahan, president and CEO, and joins the company’s leadership team. He succeeds Gary Schmidt, interim CSCO, who had served in this role since January 2022.
“We are thrilled to have an executive of Adrian’s caliber join our company and our leadership team,” says Callahan. “With his deep industry expertise and global operational experience, Adrian is a great fit for Hostess Brands as we continue our journey of sustainable, long-term growth. Additionally, we are grateful to Gary for stepping up as our interim CSCO to ensure a seamless transition.”
Poretti joins Hostess Brands after nearly 30 years at Kimberly-Clark Corp., where he most recently served as vice-president, global supply chain capabilities. Prior to that, he led Kimberly-Clark’s North America end-to-end supply chain overseeing all operations and functions, including supply planning, procurement, manufacturing and logistics, quality, safety and sustainability, continuous improvement, and strategy and transformation programs.
Prior to Kimberly-Clark, Poretti specialized in industrial automation and was a professor at the National University of Cordoba School of Engineering in Cordoba, Argentina. He earned his MBA from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires in 2002.
“I’m excited to join a company that’s as nimble and innovative as Hostess Brands and to bring a fresh, global perspective to the supply chain organization,” says Poretti. “The incredible growth that Hostess Brands has achieved during such a challenging and dynamic global environment is a testament to the company’s talented team members, smart strategy and strong leadership. I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success.”