The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a leading organic and natural products company, announced the appointments of Chris Boever to the role of Chief Customer Officer and Robert Gulliver to Chief Human Resources Officer, both reporting directly to Mark Schiller, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 7.
In the role of Chief Customer Officer, Mr. Boever will be responsible for driving the sales and customer agenda in the United States, as well as helping ensure Hain Celestial transforms its innovation capabilities. As a result, Gary Tickle, Chief Executive Officer Hain Celestial North America, will leave the Company after a brief transition. With Mr. Tickle's departure, the North American organizational structure will be streamlined and the CEO of North America role eliminated. Mr. Schiller and Mr. Boever will assume the majority of Mr. Tickle's previous responsibilities.
Mr. Boever joins Hain Celestial with a demonstrated track record of executing strategic, customer-centric operational initiatives to deliver growth in sales and profitability. He has more than 20 years of consumer packaged foods industry experience where he served in executive roles at Pinnacle Foods, Inc., Conagra Brands, Inc. and Hormel Foods Corporation. Most recently, Mr. Boever served as Pinnacle Foods' Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer and President of Foodservice where he was responsible for overseeing its multi-billion dollar businesses to reshape and reinvigorate growth.
Mr. Gulliver brings 25 years of human resources leadership experience from multi-billion dollar organizations, including The National Football League, Wells Fargo & Company, Citigroup Global Investment Management, Price Waterhouse Coopers and General Electric Capital Corporation. He joins Hain Celestial from The National Football League where he was responsible for developing and ensuring world-class human resources for the league, owners and clubs. Over his career, Mr. Gulliver has partnered with executive leadership teams to create robust talent management processes and programs both in the United States and internationally.
"I am excited to welcome Chris and Robert to the Hain Celestial leadership team," said Schiller. "I have had the pleasure of previously working with Chris where he successfully executed significant business transformation initiatives, including developing a customer-centric culture focused on building brands through product innovation, margin enhancement and key metric accountability to generate stockholder value. Chris will be instrumental in reinvigorating our growth in the United States through his decades of experience and relationships with our customers. "
Schiller continued, "Robert's diverse resume will serve Hain Celestial well as we further cultivate our entrepreneurial culture and build a world class team across our global organization. People are our most important asset and Robert will be focused on sourcing and developing talent and building capabilities to support our growth agenda. Robert brings the experience and know-how to build a world class human resources function at Hain Celestial to help us build a high performance team, and support our transition to a disciplined, process driven organization."