CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2013--
The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) today announced that Brian
Davison, 47, joined the company as senior vice president, corporate
strategy and development. Davison will be responsible for acquisition,
merger and divestiture activities, strategic planning and implementing
high impact projects. He joined the company on Jan. 2, and will report
to Sean Connolly, chief executive officer.
“Brian has deep food industry and consumer knowledge that he uses to
create high impact strategic and operational plans,” said Connolly. “His
addition to our management team will help focus our business development
activities and build additional momentum for companywide operational
Davison joins Hillshire Brands from Kraft Foods, Inc., where he was vice
president strategic planning. At Kraft, he was responsible for leading
global strategic planning, developing portfolio strategy, and advising
on a variety of strategic matters and projects.
Prior to Kraft, Davison was a principal at Booz & Company, Inc., where
he led a wide variety of strategy and business development projects in
the consumer, pharmaceutical and agribusiness industries.
Davison has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Illinois as well as a Master of Business Administration
from the University of Chicago.
About The Hillshire Brands Company
The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is a leader in meat-centric
food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The company
generates approximately $4 billion in annual sales and has approximately
9,500 employees. Hillshire Brands’ portfolio includes iconic brands such
as Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, State Fair,
Sara Lee frozen bakery and Chef Pierre pies, as well as
artisanal brands Aidells and Gallo Salame. The
company, formerly known as Sara Lee Corporation, began trading under the
“HSH” ticker symbol on June 29, 2012, following the spinoff of its
international coffee and tea business. For more information on the
company, please visit www.hillshirebrands.com.
Source: The Hillshire Brands Company
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