Austin, TX — Mike DeGrace has been appointed senior vice-president of sales, North America, for Amplify Snack Brands, Inc., which also promoted CFO Brain Goldberg to the new role of chief strategy officer (CSO) and executive vice-president of corporate development. In addition, Stuart Telford has been named senior vice-president of global operations, the company reports.
DeGrace has worked for more than 30 years in CPG industries, focusing on leading growth-oriented sales and business development teams, Amplify Snack reports.
Goldberg will transition into his new role following the appointment of a CFO later this year. Moving forward, he will primarily focus on corporate strategy, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and other global development initiatives, according to the company.
With more than 18 years of operations experience, Telford previously worked as group operations director for Tyrrells Potato Crisps Ltd.
In addition, effective April 1, Jason Shiver, executive vice-president for North America, will move into an executive advisory role for the remainder of the year.
“The strengthening of our leadership team will help us realize our major growth opportunities in business development, product innovation and geographic expansion with our international portfolio of better-for-you snack food brands,” says Tom Ennis, Amplify Snack president and CEO.