– USA, MO – Hostess Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWNK / TWNKW), a leading manufacturer and marketer of snacks including Twinkies, CupCakes, Ding Dongs, Donettes, Voortman wafers and cookies, and a variety of other new and classic treats, today announced the appointments of Olu Beck and Hugh Dineen to its Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to welcome Olu and Hugh to our board as we continue to advance our strategic agenda,” said Board Chairman, Jerry Kaminski. “They each are accomplished consumer packaged goods veterans with over 40 years of combined industry experience and knowledge and a track record of driving results and accelerating growth through successful consumer and brand building strategies. We believe their experiences will serve the Company and our stockholders well.”
“The deep expertise of Olu and Hugh in the consumer packaged goods industry will help the Company continue to improve and thrive, as we remain focused on establishing new platforms for incremental growth, both organic and through acquisitions,” said CEO, Andy Callahan. “We have a strong board in place as we continue to drive growth momentum with the aim of increasing stockholder value over the long-term.”
About Olu Beck
Olu Beck is the Founder and CEO of The Beck Group NJ, a boutique advisory and consulting firm driving value creation in private equity-backed small and mid-size consumer-packaged goods companies. She previously served as CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Wholesome Sweeteners Inc., a maker of consumer-packaged organic condiments and snacks, and has held senior executive positions at Johnson & Johnson and Mars Incorporated.
She currently serves on the Board and Audit Committee of Freshpet Inc.
About Hugh Dineen
Hugh Dineen served as the SVP and Chief Marketing Officer of MetLife US and of MetLife Global Investment Management until December 2020, where he was responsible for leading all marketing efforts for over 50% of MetLife globally and overseeing the building of a highly productive digital ecosystem and digital demand driving strategy. Before MetLife, he was Global VP, Beauty Categories at Avon Products. Hugh also spent 20+ years in various senior executive positions at Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble.
He currently serves on a strategic advisory board for Abbott Laboratories.
About Hostess Brands, Inc.
Hostess Brands, Inc. is a leading packaged food company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing snack products in North America. The Hostess brand’s history dates back to 1919 when the Hostess CupCake was introduced to the public, followed by Twinkies in 1930. Today, the Company produces a variety of new and classic treats in addition to Twinkies and CupCakes, including Donettes, Ding Dongs, Zingers, Danishes, Honey Buns, and Coffee Cakes. In January 2020, the Company acquired Voortman Cookies Limited which produces a variety of cookies and wafers products, including sugar-free products under the Voortman brand.
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