The Hain Celestial Group Inc., an organic and natural products company, has appointed Kevin McGahren as president, North America. In this role, McGahren will be responsible for leading Hain Celestial’s teams in North America, including marketing and research and development. He will report directly to Hain Celestial’s President and CEO Mark L. Schiller and will be a member of the company’s executive leadership team.
McGahren is a consumer packaged goods executive with more than 30 years of industry experience in driving value creation at both public companies and in private equity backed ventures. He was most recently the CEO of Dancing Deer Baking Co., a private equity backed natural dessert and snack company. He also served as president of the American Beverage Corp. as well as president and founder of Panos brands, a specialty and natural foods company. Earlier in his career, he held a series of leadership roles across multiple brands at Kraft Foods, including the VP of marketing for Nabisco Cookies in which he had responsibility for Kraft’s largest snack foods business. He will play an integral role in working with Schiller and the Hain Celestial executive leadership team to simplify the portfolio, strengthen capabilities, reinvigorate top line growth and expand margins and cash flow.
The Hain Celestial Group, headquartered in Lake Success, New York, is an organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company is committed to growing sustainably while continuing to implement environmentally sound business practices and manufacturing processes.