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McCormick & Co., Inc. announced that Brendan Foley has been named president of U.S. consumer effective June 2, 2014. Foley will lead the largest business unit for McCormick and will report directly to Lawrence Kurzius, president global consumer and CAO.
Foley will have responsibility for sales, marketing, R&D, finance, manufacturing, supply chain and human resources for the business unit with iconic brands including McCormick, OLD BAY, Lawry's and Zatarain's. Foley comes to McCormick from H. J. Heinz, where he worked for more than 15 years. In his most recent role, he served as the zone president for Heinz North America. He also served as president for the U.S. consumer products business at Heinz, as well as president of the U.S. foodservice business and held leadership roles in marketing and brand management across a wide portfolio of products. Prior to joining Heinz, Foley worked in marketing for General Mills and Ketchum Advertising-Chicago, Ill. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University of Ohio. He brings a tremendous amount of industry experience and a people oriented leadership style to McCormick, according to the release. Foley will be an important driver of future growth for the company.