Hain Celestial Group Names President of North America

Chad Marquardt will be responsible for leading strategy and execution in the US and Canada.

Kevin Cronin, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2024

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Chad Marquardt
Chad Marquardt, president, North America, Hain Celestial Group Inc.Image courtesy of Hain Celestial Group Inc.

The Hain Celestial Group Inc., a leading global health and wellness company, has named Chad Marquardt as president, North America.

In this role, Marquardt  will be responsible for leading strategy and execution in the US and Canada and will be instrumental in delivering the company's multiyear Hain Reimagined strategic transformation. Reporting to Hain's president and chief executive officer Wendy Davidson, Marquardt will be an appointed executive officer and will serve on the executive leadership team.

"Chad brings to Hain deep strategic experience and expertise across sales, customer development, channel expansion and omnichannel brand building in the better-for-you consumer packaged goods space," said Davidson. "His proven results building high-performing teams and successfully leading organizations through complex transformation while driving long-term, profitable growth makes him an outstanding addition to the executive leadership team."

Seasoned Executive

Marquardt comes to Hain from Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) where he was chief customer officer – Americas, responsible for overseeing commercial delivery across the company's portfolio of snacks, beverages and supplement brands in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Prior to GPN, Marquardt spent four years at Reckitt Benckiser, a prominent health, hygiene, and nutrition company. During his tenure, he held various executive roles in retail sales and global integration and was responsible for driving growth of its portfolio of brands including Enfamil baby formula, Clearasil personal care, and Lysol disinfectant, among others.

Before Reckitt, Marquardt spent seven years at Mead Johnson Nutrition focused on customer development and retail sales in the US and Canada. He began his career at Unilever where he held a variety of roles across integrated marketing, customer planning & strategy, category management, shopper marketing, and brand management.

"I'm honored to join Hain at such a pivotal time in its multiyear transformation," said Marquardt. "Hain has an outstanding portfolio of leading, purpose-driven brands and its unique focus on better-for-you gives the company a competitive edge in partnering with customers and delivering on the evolving needs of health-conscious consumers."

Marquardt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management with a concentration in International Finance from Bradley University.

About the Author(s)

Kevin Cronin

Editor-in-Chief, Powder & Bulk Solids

Kevin Cronin has been editor-in-chief, Powder & Bulk Solids, for 30 years. For several years, he also edited food and chemical industry publications. He received a B.A. in communications—with a concentration in journalism—from the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, in 1988.

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