The Company Appoints Debra A. Sandler to newly created role of Chief Health & Wellbeing Officer and Names Tracey Massey as Acting President, Mars Chocolate North America.
Debra A. Sandler has been named Chief Health and Wellbeing Officer for Mars, Incorporated and Tracey Massey will step up into the role Sandler previously held as the Acting President, Mars Chocolate North America.
The creation of the Chief Health & Wellbeing Officer role is a reflection of the strategic priority that Health & Wellbeing represents for Mars. As a large global food business, Mars’ objective is to provide affordable and tasty food that helps feed the world’s growing population, while at the same time partnering with others to tackle challenges including global food security, safety and quality. The company’s approach has focused on helping consumers make informed choices, improving the nutritional value of its portfolio, conducting scientific research into nutrition, and working to promote active, healthy lifestyles. This has led to significant steps including leadership in nutritional labeling, commitment to a 250 calorie cap on single servings of its confectionery products and the development and implementation of the industry leading Mars Marketing Code.
And, Massey is stepping into her new role after 24 years at Mars. Most recently, she has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Mars Global Chocolate. Previously, she held roles at Mars as a Plant Director and in Business Planning, as well as holding various positions in manufacturing and finance in both the US and Europe. As Acting President, Mars Chocolate, North America she will be responsible for the Chocolate operations in the region. The portfolio of brands include: M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY®, TWIX®, 3MUSKETEERS®, and DOVE®, in North America. Her leadership also encompasses: MUNCH®, COMBOS®, KUDOS®, MARATHON® and Dove Chocolate Discoveries™ in the U.S.
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