The Hershey Co. has named a new chief financial officer and other executives who will report to President and CEO Michele Buck.
“These appointments are testament to Hershey’s internal succession planning and its ability to attract deeply experienced talent and expertise from outside of the company,” Buck said. “As Hershey advances its vision of becoming an innovative snacking powerhouse, these executive changes bring business continuity, exceptional leadership, operational excellence, and strategic experiences and perspectives to take our business to the next level.”
The following leaders join Hershey’s executive leadership team:
Steve Voskuil, senior v.p., chief financial officer – Voskuil will join Hershey May 13 and will lead the company's global finance organization, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, internal audit and investor relations. He will be responsible for creating shareholder value by driving balanced top- and bottom-line growth for the company in the short and long term.
Voskuil joins Hershey from Avanos Medical, a global medical device company, where he has served as chief financial officer since 2014. He previously served as a senior finance executive at Kimberly-Clark with strong operational management experience in addition to his deep financial expertise. Voskuil succeeds Patricia Little, who will retire in May.
Rohit Grover, president, international – Grover, currently v.p. and general manager, greater China, has been promoted to president, international, effective June 1. Grover will be responsible for Hershey’s international businesses including its scale markets, focused emerging markets and export priorities.
Grover began his 20-year career in marketing at Colgate Palmolive and MTV in India and has since worked in nearly all of Hershey’s international markets. Grover has a proven track record of transforming businesses and cultures to drive growth and profitability. Most recently, he designed and led the turnaround of Hershey’s China business, including restructuring the portfolio and operating model, a key contributor to returning profitability to Hershey’s International business.
Grover succeeds Steven Schiller, who intends to pursue new senior management opportunities outside of Hershey.
Terry O’Day, senior v.p., chief technology and data officer – Hershey continues to underscore the importance of its enterprise digital transformation. To that end, O’Day will transition to full-time leadership of these efforts effective June 1. O’Day will continue to oversee Hershey’s end-to-end technology and data strategy, including management of the company’s information technology and important enterprise resource planning initiatives, which remain on track.
Jason Reiman, senior v.p., chief supply chain officer – Reiman, previously v.p., supply chain operations, has been promoted to chief supply chain officer, effective June 1. Reiman, a veteran of Hershey for more than 20 years, has operated in senior executive roles leading all aspects of the supply chain including manufacturing, engineering, supply chain planning and logistics across Hershey’s U.S. and International businesses while delivering superior quality, customer service, margin expansion and growth.
Continuing in their executive leadership roles reporting to Michele Buck are:
- Damien Atkins, senior v.p., general counsel and secretary
- Todd Tillemans, president, U.S.
- Kevin Walling, senior v.p. and chief human resources officer
- Mary Beth West, senior v.p.and chief growth officer