Founder is out = CHARGE! to pitch these 37 brands

Steve’s breakdown: The Hain Celestial Group has 37 brands in its portfolio of mostly food products that help people have A Healthier Way of Life™.

They love magazine advertising and ad budgets have gone threw the roof. Now with the founder out, the organic farming gloves are coming off and that’s your cue to get these guys by the cornucopia.

LAKE SUCCESS, NY: Organic and natural food products company The Hain Celestial Group Inc. announced Monday that its board recently named former Pinnacle Foods executive Mark L. Schiller as its president and chief executive officer succeeding the firm’s founder, Irwin D. Simon.

The former Pinnacle Foods executive vice president and chief commercial officer will join Hain on Nov. 5 this year. He brings to the company over 25 years of experience in executive roles at consumer packaged food and beverage companies.

“After an extensive search with many qualified candidates, we are thrilled Mark Schiller will join Hain Celestial as the next Chief Executive Officer. Mark is a highly accomplished consumer packaged foods executive with an impressive track record of reinvigorating growth and improving margins for many iconic brands,” Andrew R. Heyer, lead director of Hain Celestial, said in a company press release. “Under Mark’s leadership, Hain Celestial will accelerate its business transformation through the execution of our four-point strategic plan investing in top brands and capabilities to grow globally.”

In Schiller’s most recent role, he oversaw Pinnacle’s grocery and frozen segments, including marketing strategy, innovation, product development, and commercialization, driving record market share gains, sales growth, gross margin, and profit growth.

“I am proud of what we accomplished during my eight years at Pinnacle Foods, and believe in driving continuous operational improvements while making disciplined investments in innovation and brand building to achieve success at Hain Celestial,”a statement by Schiller said.

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