Former Heinz Vice President Joins GMCR As Chief Product Supply Officer

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) has announced that Robert P. Ostryniec will become its chief product supply officer as of Aug. 26, 2013, reporting to President and CEO, Brian P. Kelley.

Ostryniec joins GMCR from H.J. Heinz Co., where he served as senior vice president, global chief supply chain officer and quality and chief risk officer since February 2010. As GMCR's chief product supply officer, a newly created position, he will be responsible for global product supply including logistics, procurement and responsible sourcing, as well as the efficiency, quality, safety and environmental management of the company's manufacturing processes.

"Bob brings deep supply chain, manufacturing and customer service experience and I'm pleased to welcome him to the GMCR team," said Kelley, in a prepared statement. "Under Bob's leadership, we will work to drive ongoing efficiencies as we continue to grow the more than 35 great brands in the GMCR family."

Ostryniec served 10 years at H.J. Heinz Co. where he held progressively responsible positions in global supply chain management. He was chief supply chain officer of North AmericafromMay 2005 to Jan 2010 and group vice president consumer products-product supply from July 2003 to April 2005. Prior to joining Heinz, Ostryniec spent more than 17 years with General Electric and Stanley Tools in various manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain roles. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa. 

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