Hostess hires Chief Supply Chain Officer

Hostess Brands has announced that Adrian Poretti has joined the company as its Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO), effective immediately.

Mr Poretti will oversee all aspects related to the company’s operations and supply chain. He will report to Andy Callahan, the President and CEO of Hostess Brands, and will join the company’s leadership team. He succeeds Gary Schmidt, the interim CSCO who had served in the role since January and will continue to lead Hostess’ operations and engineering teams.

“We are thrilled to have an executive of Adrian’s caliber join our company and our leadership team,” said Andy Callahan, President and CEO of Hostess Brands. “With his deep industry expertise and global operational experience, Adrian is a great fit for Hostess Brands as we continue our journey of sustainable, long-term growth. Additionally, we are grateful to Gary for stepping up as our interim CSCO to ensure a seamless transition.”

Mr Poretti joins Hostess after spending almost 30 years at Kimberly-Clark where he served as Vice President, Global Supply Chain Capabilities. In that position he delivered overall service to a global customer base. Prior to the Vice President role, he led the company’s North America end-to-end supply chain overseeing operations and functions including supply planning, procurement, manufacturing and logistics, quality, safe and sustainability.

Mr Poretti joined Kimberly-Clark in 1993 as an engineer where he held a variety of positions during his three decades with the company. He specialised in industrial automation and was a professor at the National University of Cordoba School of Engineering in Argentina.

“I’m excited to join a company that’s as nimble and innovative as Hostess Brands and to bring a fresh, global perspective to the supply chain organization,” Mr Poretti said. “The incredible growth that Hostess Brands has achieved during such a challenging and dynamic global environment is a testament to the company’s talented team members, smart strategy and strong leadership. I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success.”

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