Wed. Feb 1st, 2023

HERSHEY, PA. — Kristen Riggs has been promoted to president of salty snacks at Hershey Co.

Ms. Riggs has been with Hershey for greater than 17 years, most lately as senior vp and chief progress officer from January 2020 to November 2022. Earlier, she was vp of innovation and strategic progress platforms.

Since becoming a member of Hershey in 2005 Ms. Riggs has held a spread of management positions in addition to roles in model advertising, shopper advertising, world advertising and gross sales.

Earlier than becoming a member of Hershey, she labored as an engineer for Samsung Semiconductor in Austin, Texas.

“Riggs is a dynamic Hershey veteran with advertising, gross sales and business operations expertise main billion-dollar companies throughout model advertising and gross sales,” in accordance with Hershey. “She has a confirmed monitor report of remodeling operations and cultures to drive progress and profitability.”

Ms. Riggs obtained a bachelor’s diploma in chemistry at Purdue College and a grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration on the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Enterprise Faculty.

Along with Ms. Riggs, Hershey mentioned Hector de la Barreda has been named senior vp and chief world enterprise platforms and course of optimization officer.

Mr. de la Barreda has been with Hershey since February 2013, most lately as president of Amplify Snack Manufacturers and new ventures. Earlier, he helped lead progress in a number of Hershey worldwide markets, together with Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Center East and Africa.

Previous to Hershey he was chief govt officer of a Coca-Cola three way partnership that specialised within the dairy enterprise. Earlier than that, he led the Latin America business improvement workforce for Coca-Cola FEMSA. He additionally spent a few years with the Pepsi Bottling Group.

“As a seasoned senior govt with deep operational and common administration expertise, he guides the strategic route of how of working and course of optimization for our groups world wide,” Hershey mentioned.

Mr. de la Barreda obtained a bachelor’s diploma in actuarial sciences and a post-graduate diploma in finance, each from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico. 

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