Stevens Departs Danone
According to Danone International Brands here, James Stevens has left Great Brands of Europe and Danone International Brands.
Pedro A. Medina, Worldwide Water Division president of Danone Group, has temporarily assumed direct responsibility for all North American Water Operations, HOD and retail. This is intended to streamline the integration process of all Danone's North American Water companies, with focus on the United States.
The role of Charlie Norris, as executive vice president North America Home and Office Delivery, will remain unchanged and he will continue to report to Medina. The general managers of Danone's water retailer operations in Mexico and Canada, as well as the executive committee of Retail USA, will also report to Medina.
Glacier Water Picks Up Neuwirth, Murphy
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Glacier Water Services here has announced two recent additions to the company's management team. Peter H. Neuwirth has been appointed vice chairman of the board of directors. During his career, Neuwirth has served as the president of several companies within the automotive industry.
The company also said that Steven L. Murphy will join the company as chief operating officer. Murphy was previously with World Wide Parts and Accessories Co. and has extensive experience in operations.
Glacier provides drinking water dispensed to consumers through self-service vending machines in supermarkets and other retail locations.
Hennick Promoted at Miller Brewing Co.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Miller Brewing Co. here has named Michael J. Hennick marketing communications director. In his new position, Hennick will be responsible for internal and external communications supporting Miller's brands, marketing and sales programs. Hennick joined Miller Brewing Co. in 1998 as an internal communications executive producer. He has also handled marketing communications responsibilities for Miller's sports properties and various brands. Since 1995, he has headed up the company's international communications department.
Hughes Assumes Leadership Position at Frontier
BOULDER, Colo. -- Frontier Natural Products here has named Stephen B. Hughes chief executive officer. Hughes is a 20-year veteran of the food and beverage industry, most recently serving as CEO and president of Celestial Seasonings.