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Daniel Poland is Pinnacle Foods EVP Supply Chain

Pinnacle Foods Inc. has appointed Daniel Poland to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective Jan. 22.

He will report to Chief Executive Officer Mark Clouse, replacing D. Michael Wittman, who is retiring following a transition period.

Poland, 54, has a diverse background in supply chain, financial management and research and development.

He joined WhiteWave in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain with responsibility for all aspects of  supply chain.

Following the 2017 acquisition of WhiteWave by Danone, Poland was named Chief Supply Chain Officer for North American Operations at DanoneWave.

Earlier, Poland was with the former H.J. Heinz Company for 15 years. His positions included North American Chief Supply Chain Officer, VP of Heinz North American Manufacturing and Tomato Seed Business, VP of Dry Manufacturing, Director of Food Service Operations, and Factory Manager.

Poland began his career with Gerber and Nestlé, where he held posts in R&D, engineering and operations management.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA in Business/Finance from the University of Iowa.

Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF), headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, with nearly 5,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada, is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded food products, with annual sales in excess of $3 billion.

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