New Hyde Park, NY — John Carroll, previous chief executive officer of Hain Celestial, has been named executive vice president of Global Brands, Categories and New Business Ventures of Hain Celestial with responsibilities including global branding, new business ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and the execution of Project Terra, the Company’s strategic review of cost savings, business integration and divestitures. Carroll will be involved in work surrounding stock keeping unit rationalization with Jay W. Erskin, chief supply chain officer of Hain Celestial United States, and the Canadian, European, and Hain Pure Protein teams.
Gary W. Tickle has been named chief executive officer of Hain Celestial North America. Gary most recently was the president and chief executive officer of Nestlé Infant Nutrition North America. Gary will now be leading sales, marketing operations, and research and development. He will also have full financial responsibility for Hain Celestial’s United States and Canada operations including the Company’s core strategic platforms for future growth established at the start of fiscal year 2017 and a multi-year strategic plan for Hain Celestial North America.
The new strategic Cultivate Ventures “Cultivate” platform led by Beena Goldenberg, chief executive officer, Hain Celestial Canada, will continue to report to Irwin Simon. Cultivate is dedicated to investing behind lifestyle brands, smaller portfolio brands, and concepts as well as incubator opportunities which should benefit from the larger scale and leverage of Hain Celestial’s infrastructure and entrepreneurial roots.
“A year ago we embarked on Project Terra, a strategic review of our global business, to allow us to invest more behind our leading brands and partner with our customers to bring better-for-you food, beverages and personal care products to more consumers around the world, unleashing and maximizing the value of our assets. After working with John Carroll for over 13 years, I am pleased he will further this initiative and now will lead our strategy on global brands and new business development including acquisitions, as his leadership has been a driving force behind the success of our business in the United States,” said Irwin D. Simon, founder, president and chief executive officer, Hain Celestial. “In a short period of time working with us, Gary Tickle has been instrumental within Hain Celestial United States in creating teams across the organization to build our new platforms for growth and develop our go-to-market strategy. Gary is building a new, strong aligned business process with brands, customers and channels to win with the consumer, which we expect will provide us with opportunities for incremental growth and margin improvement.” Simon added, “Beena Goldenberg has led Hain Celestial Canada and successfully grown our business over the last ten years. As we announced in November, under Beena’s leadership, we expect Cultivate to nurture our high potential brands, with support and focus to help them thrive.”
Simon concluded, “I believe we are well-positioned with John, Gary and Beena working directly with me on significant strategic initiatives and areas of our business that should extend our leadership position in the organic and natural, better-for-you products industry.”