This summer, Parsippany-headquartered B&G Foods Inc. announced it was reorganizing into four business units: Spices & Seasonings (now Spices & Flavor Solutions); Meals; Frozen & Vegetables; and Specialty, in addition to naming three of the four leaders.
On Oct. 3, B&G said it rounded out that team, naming Andrew Vogel as executive vice president and president of the meals division. He will report to Casey Keller, B&G president and chief executive officer.
“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,” Keller said in a statement. “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.”
Vogel most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of the nut butters division of 8th Avenue Food & Provisions. He also served in leadership roles at Energizer Holdings and TreeHouse Foods and has worked for McKinsey & Co. and ExxonMobil Corp.
The goal of B&G Foods’ transition to a business unit structure was to establish clear focus and expectations and to drive organic and acquisition growth, the company said. The Meals division, which Vogel will oversee, represents approximately 22% of the company’s net sales. Its brands include Ortega, Maple Grove Farms, Cream of Wheat, Victoria, Las Palmas, Mama Mary’s, Spring Tree, McCann’s, Carey’s and Vermont Maid, among others.
The other previously named unit presidents are:
- Jordan Greenberg, Spices & Flavor Solutions
- Kristen Thompson, Frozen & Vegetables
- Ellen Schum, Specialty
B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.