J.M. Smucker Names Former P&G Executive to COO Role

March 11, 2020

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J.M. Smucker Names Former P&G Executive to COO Role

American food firm J.M. Smucker Company said Monday that it has appointed former Procter & Gamble executive John Brase as its Chief Operating Officer effective April 13. 

Brase has worked in the consumer goods industry for about 30 years. During his tenure at P&G, he served as vice president and general manager of its North American Family Care unit. J.M. Smucker said the new COO offers experience in manufacturing, marketing and sales, business operations, and brand management. 

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“John is an extremely talented and accomplished leader who brings a proven track record of delivering growth to the businesses he has overseen,” Mark Smucker, the firm’s president and chief executive officer, said in a press release. “Importantly, John has already displayed an understanding of our unique culture and a desire to enhance the positive impact we have on all our constituents.”

In the new position, Brase will serve on the firm’s executive leadership team and report directly to Mark Smucker. He will lead the firm’s Pet Food & Pet Snacks, Coffee, and Consumer Foods business segments, and its Away From Home, Operations, and Supply Chain functions for J.M. Smucker.

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