B&G Foods has hired an executive from outside the company to head its newly formed Meals division.
Andrew Vogel, a former manager with TreeHouse Foods, is now B&G’s executive vice president and president of Meals, reporting directly to CEO Casey Keller. Meals is one of four divisions formed at B&G in a reorganization announced in June. The Meals division accounts for about 22% of B&G’s total sales, with brands that include Ortega, Cream of Wheat and Victoria.
At the time the reorganization was announced, B&G said that it intended to hire a Meals president from outside the company. The other three divisions (spices and flavor solutions, frozen and vegetables, and specialty) are headed by presidents all promoted from within.
Vogel was hired away from 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, where he managed the nut butters division. He was at TreeHouse from 2012 to 2019, finishing as vice president of strategy and innovation. He also has worked at Energizer Holdings, McKinsey & Company and ExxonMobil Corporation.
“Andrew has extensive P&L, operational, M&A and strategy experience in the food industry and we believe that he will be a valuable addition to B&G Foods,” Keller said in a statement. “Andrew will be tasked with driving both organic and acquisition growth in the Meals business unit, while at the same time navigating the business unit through the current inflationary environment and ensuring operational efficiency.”