Mars-owned Kind Healthy Snacks named Russell Stokes chief executive of Kind North America, effective immediately. Stokes reports to Kind global president and chief executive Juan Martin.
Stokes most recently served as Kind's chief growth officer, joining the company earlier this year. In his new role, he will lead the North American division's efforts to expand KIND Promise, a set of nutrition principles that have guided the company's innovation since its founding.
Stokes previously held roles at Mars Inc. as chief strategy officer and Whirlpool as head of strategy, mergers and acquisitions.
"During his time at Mars, and then at Kind, Russell and I have worked in close partnership to further the company's strategic growth," Martin said.