Kraft Heinz Elevates Alan Kleinerman to Head of Global Innovation

April 15, 2024
A former marketer and brand manager, he’s specialized in disruptive innovation in four years at Kraft Heinz,

Kraft Heinz Co. promoted Alan Kleinerman to a new position as vice president and global head of innovation.

“In this new role, I will be leading Disruptive Innovation globally and leading an Innovation Center of Excellence across the enterprise,” he wrote on his LinkedIn page “I am incredibly proud of the work my team and I have been able to lead as part of transforming innovation in North America, and can't wait to expand that mission globally.”

You could say he’s been disruptive at Kraft Heinz. He appears to have joined the company in mid-2020 as marketing director and head of U.S. disruptive innovation. In October 2022 he became head of North America disruptive innovation. In late 2022 he was named a vice president of disruption and head of North America innovation and ventures.

Earlier he worked at Abbott, Mars and Reckitt Benckiser.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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