Hostess Brands Inc. has named Adrian Poretti chief supply chain officer (CSCO) effective immediately.
Poretti will oversee the company's operations and supply chain. Poretti succeeds Gary Schmidt, interim CSCO, and reports to Andy Callahan, president and CEO of Hostess Brands. Schmidt will continue to lead the company's operations and engineering teams.
"We are thrilled to have an executive of Adrian's caliber join our company and our leadership team," said Callahan. "With his deep industry expertise and global operational experience, Adrian is a great fit for Hostess Brands as we continue our journey of sustainable, long-term growth. Additionally, we are grateful to Gary for stepping up as our interim CSCO to ensure a seamless transition."
Poretti spent almost 30 years at Kimberly-Clark, where he most recently served as vice president, global supply chain capabilities. He previously led Kimberly-Clark's North America end-to-end supply chain overseeing all operations and functions, including supply planning, procurement, manufacturing and logistics, quality, safety and sustainability, continuous improvement, and strategy and transformation programs. Poretti joined Kimberly-Clark Argentina in 1993 as an engineer and held a variety of positions.
Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Poretti was a professor at the National University of Cordoba School of Engineering in Cordoba, Argentina. He earned his MBA from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires in 2002.
"I'm excited to join a company that's as nimble and innovative as Hostess Brands and to bring a fresh, global perspective to the supply chain organization," said Poretti. "The incredible growth that Hostess Brands has achieved during such a challenging and dynamic global environment is a testament to the company's talented team members, smart strategy and strong leadership. I look forward to contributing to the company's continued success."