Hershey Making Leadership Changes As Buck Takes Helm

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Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. is promoting Todd Tillemans, Steven Schiller and Terry O’ Day as part of the new executive leadership team as Michele Buck prepares to take over as president and CEO on March 1, the candymaker reports.

Tillemans has been named president for Hershey’s flagship U.S. business. He joins the company from Unilever, where he held various leadership roles a 23-year tenure. Tillemans headed up the company’s skin care business in Europe and Russia, its personal care division in the U.S. and most recently he served as president, customer development for the U.S., according to Hershey.

Schiller will now serve as president, international. Prior to this he worked as president for China and Asia, which he will continue to oversee in addition to the Americas, India, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Previously serving as chief supply chain officer, O’Day has been promoted to senior vice-president, chief product supply and technology officer. In this new role, he will be responsible for Hershey’s productivity, information technology and enterprise connectivity initiatives.

In addition, the follow executives will remain in their roles: Patricia Little, senior vice-president and chief financial officer; Leslie Turner, senior vice-president, general counsel and secretary; Kevin Walling, senior vice-president and chief human resources officer; Mike Wedge, senior vice-president and chief administrative officer.

In connection with these appointments, Chief Knowledge and Technology Officer Waheed Zaman will retire from the company on March 31.

“Hershey is an innovative snacking leader with its number one market share in the U.S. confections and increasing breadth across U.S. snacking,” Buck says. “I’m extremely confident in the individuals who will lead our organization as we delight our customers and consumers with innovation and news in the marketplace, and strive to deliver leading sales growth and margins across the food industry.”