B&G Foods Inc. announced it has hired Andrew Vogel as executive vice president and president of Meals division. As a member of B&G Foods’ executive leadership team, Vogel will report directly to Casey Keller, president and chief executive officer.
Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
As previously announced, B&G Foods is transitioning to a business unit structure and has formed four business units to establish clear focus and expectations and to drive organic and acquisition growth. The Meals business unit, which represents approximately 22% of B&G Foods’ net sales, includes, among others, the Ortega, Maple Grove Farms, Cream of Wheat, Victoria, Las Palmas, Mama Mary’s, Spring Tree, McCann’s, Carey’s and Vermont Maid brands.
Keller stated in the announcement, “We are very pleased that Andrew has joined the B&G Foods team. Andrew has extensive P&L, operational, M&A and strategy experience in the food industry and we believe that he will be a valuable addition to B&G Foods. Andrew will be tasked with driving both organic and acquisition growth in the Meals business unit, while at the same time navigating the business unit through the current inflationary environment and ensuring operational efficiency.”
Most recently, Vogel served as senior vice president and general manager of the nut butters division of 8th Avenue Food & Provisions from August 2020 to April 2022. Prior to that, Vogel was the auto care global category leader at Energizer Holdings from August 2019 to August 2020. Vogel served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility at TreeHouse Foods from 2012 to 2019, including as vice president and general manager for the ready-to-eat cereal, oatmeal, snack bar, and dry blend business units, and as vice president of strategy and integration. Before that, Vogel was employed by McKinsey & Company and ExxonMobil Corporation.