CHARTWELL NEWS
  • DAVID KLAVSONS JOINS GLANBIA PERFORMANCE NUTRITION AS PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICA

    Klavsons comes to Glanbia from the HESS Corporation where he was Executive Vice President of Retail Operations. He has a strong background in sales and marketing developed with Kraft Foods, Nabisco and PepsiCo before transitioning to general management responsibilities. Glanbia Performance Nutrition is the country’s leading company in sports nutrition. Best known for the Optimum…

  • MARK BAUMGARTEN JOINS EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE (formerly Energizer Personal Care) AS VICE PRESIDENT OF QUALITY AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS

    We are pleased to announce that Mark Baumgarten has joined Edgewell Personal Care as the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Baumgarten brings 25 years of experience in manufacturing innovation, operations and quality assurance leadership to the role at Edgewell. He spent most of his career with Unilever and most recently was…

  • NIRAV MEHTA JOINS EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE (formerly Energizer Personal Care) AS DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT

    Nirav Mehta recently joined Edgewell Personal Care as the Director of Procurement. He will lead the procurement and sourcing activities for all categories including Feminine Care, Sun Care and Skin Care. Mr. Mehta was most recently the AVP of Purchasing for L’Oreal and his previous experience was with Avon Products and Coty respectively. He brings…

  • CRAIG PETRAY JOINS J.R. SHORT MILLING COMPANY AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Petray comes to J.R. Short from NutraSweet where he had a successful career in sales, business development and general management. As CEO of NutraSweet, he led the company to new ownership. By way of early background, Petray received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. J.R. Short, a private company, produces processed…

  • JOHN SEBASTIAN JOINS JARDEN AS VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF LIFOAM

    John Sebastian has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Lifoam Division at Jarden Corporation. Previously, John spent 12 years with Procter & Gamble in various marketing positions and most recently was the Marketing Director for the North American Personal Care business. He started his career with Accenture as a Consultant. John received…

  • ZACK RUDERMAN JOINS JARDEN CORPORATION AS VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, FIRE BUILDING AND CASUAL ENTERTAINING

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Zack Ruderman as Vice President and General Manager Fire Building and Casual Entertaining at Jarden Corporation. Mr. Ruderman will lead the strategic activities for these two businesses that include household brands such as Diamond and Pine Mountain. Zack was most recently the Director of Marketing for the…

  • PHILIP GOLDSTEIN JOINS HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN AS CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

    Phil Goldstein comes to Highlights from American Greetings where he was Vice President of Human Resources. Goldstein brings to the position considerable experience in business process initiatives as well as organization design. This will stand him in good stead as Highlights for Children repositions itself for the new media age. His background includes a Master’s…

  • Chartwell Adds Partner, Retail Expertise To Chicago Office

    Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Mike Magurany has joined the firm as a Partner in its Chicago office, where he will serve a national base of consumer and retail clients. Mr. Magurany will bring a broad perspective gained from more than 20 years in executive recruiting decision-making. He has worked for both large and mid-sized…

  • Keith Neumann Joins Clif Bar as Senior Vice President

    Keith Neumann has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager Brands for Clif Bar & Company. Mr. Neumann has over 20 years of experience in consumer products having started his career with Quaker Oats where he spent 12 years progressing in various brand management and marketing leadership positions. Keith also spent time with Beam…

  • Michael C. Axelrod Joins Bay Valley Foods as COO

    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Michael C. Axelrod has been recruited to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Bay Valley Foods, an operating unit of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Axelrod joins the company from the Whirlpool Corporation, where he was Vice President, Global Fabric Care, the company’s largest product category. Axelrod will report directly to Chris Sliva,…