McCormick: Names Chief Operating Officer

Hunt Valley / MD. (mcc) McCormick + Company Inc., a global leader in flavour, announced the appointment of Brendan Foley to the role of Chief Operating Officer and President, effective June 1, 2022. Brendan will continue to report to Lawrence Kurzius, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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 region. Throughout his tenure, Brendan 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 holds a Bachelor of Science 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.

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