Juice drinks producer Tampico Beverages has appointed Jenny Haas as its new CEO, effective 1 June 2020.
Founded in 1989, the Chicago-based firm manufactures and markets fruit-flavoured juice drinks, which are sold in more than 55 countries.
Haas currently serves as Tampico’s CFO – a role she has occupied since 2015. She will bring over 20 years of food and beverage industry experience, working for firms such as The Kraft Heinz Company, to her new position.
Her appointment follows Scott Miller’s decision to step down as CEO, following 15 years with Tampico, in order to take up a new position leading Essentia Water.
Miller will be joining the bottled water company as CEO following the announcement that Essentia’s founder Ken Uptain is stepping down from the leadership position and moving into an executive chairman role.
“It has been an absolute honour to be a teammate at Tampico for the last 15 years and to help guide the business with so many great teammates,” said outgoing CEO Miller.
A spokesperson for Houchens Industries, the parent company of Tampico, added: “We are so appreciative of Scott’s passion for the business and for his guidance of Tampico over the last 15 years. Please join us in wishing Scott only the best in his new career.
“Jenny has over 20 years of experience with large food companies and now several years as chief financial officer at Tampico. We are excited to have someone of Jenny’s calibre lead the Tampico team.”
Commenting on her appointment, Haas said: “Tampico’s brand, people, and customers are our greatest assets and I look forward to working with this talented team to drive continued success and uphold our rich heritage of serving consumers worldwide.
“I am excited and honoured to lead the company during our next season of growth via new markets, alternate channels, and product innovation.”
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2020
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