Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass., on July 23 announced the appointment of Thano Chaltas to the newly created role of Global Chief Marketing Officer. Chaltas will be responsible for global brand development and will be part of the cooperative leadership team. He will report to Ken Romanzi, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ocean Spray Brands.
Prior to his appointment, Chaltas was CMO at WellPet LLC, a maker of premium, natural food for pets. He also spent 13 years at Kraft Foods Group Inc. in roles with increasing brand and customer marketing responsibilities across several divisions including beverage, snacks, coffee and cereal.