Comings and Goings: April 2019

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Comings and Goings: April 2019

By Institute Staff - 03/08/2019


B&G Foods, Parsippany, New Jersey

Erich Fritz was named executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, Jordan Greenberg was named EVP and chief commercial officer and Ellen Schum was named EVP and chief customer officer. Vanessa Maskal, EVP of sales and marketing, recently retired from the company.


Publix, Lakeland, Florida

Director of manufacturing Doug Harris was named vice president of manufacturing effective May 1. In his new role, Harris will oversee the efforts of Publix’s manufacturing businesses, which include seven fresh production plants and printing services. Harris began his Publix career in 1998 as an industrial engineer in Lakeland, Florida. He worked in various positions in logistics within manufacturing before transferring to the Atlanta dairy plant in 2006 as a production operations manager. In 2013, he was promoted to general manager of the Atlanta dairy plant. Harris transferred back to Lakeland last year, when he was promoted to his current role.


Avid Marketing Group, Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Analytics Director Ken Krupa was promoted to vice president of analytics and business performance management. In this role, Krupa leads the group’s analytics team in providing clients accurate visibility into their shopper marketing program results. Under Krupa’s leadership, the organization has increased its analytic offerings by developing a cloud-based analytics platform applying best-in-class business intelligence.

Frank Mayer and Associates, Grafton, Wisconsin

Eric Roth was named an account executive. Roth has more than 16 years of in-store merchandise and P-O-P experience. He has partnered with industry-leading global brands to create eye-catching, experiential marketing campaigns that target clients’ needs and help give businesses an edge at retail. Roth has extensive knowledge of branded retail environments, full-store rollouts, electronic kiosks, individual display programs and everything in between.

Momentum Worldwide, Chicago

Former MKTG senior vice president Kevin Collins was named Momentum managing director, Midwest. In his new role, Collins leads Momentum’s growing Chicago office building upon its positive culture, supporting the development of great work, and establishing a foundation for continued growth. With full responsibility for the leadership and development of the talent, work and culture, Collins plays a key role in the growth and commercial success of the Midwest region. Showcasing Momentum’s continued dedication to expanding its footprint across the region, Collins also has oversight of the St. Louis operation and is responsible for driving the growth and commercial success of that office. He reports directly to Donnalyn Smith, Momentum president, North America.

OSI Creative, Irvine, California

Chief operating officer John Kellogg succeeded president and CEO Joe Baksha after Baksha concluded a 50-year career in the industry. Kellogg joined OSI Creative as chief operating officer in October. He has 28 years of experience in the printing, packaging, distribution and display industries. Kellogg has extensive experience in building effective teams, differentiating product offerings, creating rapid and scalable growth, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. Baksha’s career includes decades of experience in executive positions with companies providing supply chain management solutions for displays, promotions, consumer products, printing and packaging. 

Symphony CPG/AI, Addison, Texas

Adeel Najmi and Rahul Bhattacharya were named chief product officer and chief analytics officer, respectively. Najmi and Bhattacharya bring with them close to 50 collective years of experience in consumer goods and retail execution. The two will work alongside CEO Steven Hornyak to deliver AI-enabled solutions that empower CPG companies to improve revenues and margins through more robust, complete analysis of real-time data.

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