KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) today announced that Andrew (Andy) W. Jacobs has been promoted to executive vice president and chief commercial officer, leading all commercial activities for the company. Previously, Mr. Jacobs was senior vice president and chief customer office at Hostess Brands, and prior to that, he served as senior vice president of strategic channels.
“I am honored to step into this new role which was established to drive sales and support market share growth for Hostess Brands,” said Mr. Jacobs. “The creation of this position underscores the value we place on accelerating our collaborative retail partnerships – a key aspect of our growing business.”
The new executive structure reflects Hostess Brands’ recent growth and innovation efforts, including a series of new product launches and aggressive shelf space growth strategies. Additionally, the new position places emphasis on penetrating various new white space channels, such as the recent expansion of the In-Store Bakery business and entrance into the frozen-food aisle.
“I’m confident in Andy’s ability to support growth for both our retail partners and Hostess while continuing to drive our iconic snack cake brands forward,” said Bill Toler, CEO, Hostess Brands.
Mr. Jacobs received a bachelor’s degree in history and communications from Denison University and a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management.
Hostess Brands, LLC
An icon of American ingenuity, Hostess® treats have been some of the world’s best known sweet baked goods for nearly a century. The category pioneer continues to lead the way in innovation, quality and creativity that captures the imagination of snack cake enthusiasts generation after generation.
Hostess Brands, LLC is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and operates bakeries in Emporia, Kansas, Columbus, Georgia and Indianapolis, Indiana.
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