CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 8, 2013--
The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) today announced that David W.
Stahl, 48, will become chief information officer, effective May 28,
2013. Stahl will oversee all IT strategy and planning activities and
will provide executive leadership and direction for IT. He will report
to Maria Henry, chief financial officer.
“David has a proven track record of success and a strong background in
quality and process improvement,” said Maria Henry, CFO. “He will lead
our information technology agenda in support of the company’s growth
strategy and efficiency programs. David’s experience and strong
leadership will be a great addition to our team.”
Most recently, Stahl was vice president, information technology at
Tellabs where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s global
IT operations. He led an IT transformation program which resulted in
improved service levels, lower costs, and higher operational performance
of the IT function. During his tenure at Tellabs he held positions of
increasing responsibility from director, global quality assurance to
vice president, corporate quality and customer satisfaction.
Prior to Tellabs, Stahl served in Quality positions at Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc., 3Com Corporation’s subsidiary CommWorks, Emerson
Electric, and Matsushita Electric Corporation of America. He began his
career at Defense Electronics Supply Center.
Stahl received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from
Ohio Northern University. He serves as a member of the board of
directors for the QuEST Forum.
About Hillshire Brands Company
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. For more
information on the company, please visit www.hillshirebrands.com.
Source: The Hillshire Brands Company
The Hillshire Brands Company
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