Hunt Valley, Maryland-based McCormick & Company has appointed Brendan Foley to the role of COO and president, effective June 1. Foley will continue to report to Lawrence Kurzius, chairman and CEO.
In this newly created role, Foley will have responsibility for all of McCormick’s business units and its supply chain worldwide.
Foley has been a key leader for McCormick since 2014, when he joined the company as president of the U.S. consumer products division. He was appointed president North America and added the responsibilities of president global consumer in 2016, when he also became a member of McCormick’s management committee.
Foley is currently president global consumer, Americas and Asia. He will also add responsibility for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Throughout his tenure, he has been instrumental in leading McCormick’s overall growth.
Prior to joining McCormick, Foley was with HJ Heinz, now Kraft Heinz, for nearly 15 years where he rose from brand manager to zone president of North America. He also worked for General Mills and Ketchum Advertising prior to joining HJ Heinz. Foley has a bachelor’s degree in business from the School of Business Administration at Miami University of Ohio.
In addition to driving commercial success, he has been a champion of McCormick’s multiple management board leadership develop program as well as the company’s global initiatives in digital acceleration, sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
McCormick & Co. is a Fortune 500 company with more than $6 billion in annual sales across 170 countries and territories. The company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other products to the entire food industry including e-commerce channels, grocery, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.
Its brands with trademark registrations include McCormick, French’s, Frank’s RedHot, Stubb’s, Old Bay, Lawry’s, Zatarain’s, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane and Gourmet Garden.
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