CPG executive Chad Marquardt brings experience in strategy, customer development and sales with better-for-you brands. Learn more about him

March 18, 2024

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The Hain Celestial Group Inc., a leading global health and wellness company whose purpose is to inspire healthier living through better-for-you brands, announced today that it has named Chad Marquardt as president, North America. In this role, he will be responsible for leading strategy and execution in the U.S. and Canada and instrumental in delivering the company's multiyear Hain Reimagined strategic transformation. Reporting to Hain's President and CEO Wendy Davidson, Marquardt will be an appointed executive officer and will serve on the Executive Leadership Team. His first day at Hain is March 25.

Chad Marquardt joins Hain Celestial as president, North America, on March 25, 2024.

"Chad brings to Hain deep strategic experience and expertise across sales, customer development, channel expansion and omnichannel brand building in the better-for-you consumer packaged goods space," Davidson said in a released statement. "His proven results building high-performing teams and successfully leading organizations through complex transformation while driving long-term, profitable growth makes him an outstanding addition to the Executive Leadership Team."

Marquardt comes to Hain from Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) where he was chief customer officer—Americas, responsible for overseeing commercial delivery across the company's portfolio of snacks, beverages and supplement brands in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

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Prior to GPN, Marquardt spent four years at Reckitt Benckiser, a prominent health, hygiene and nutrition company. During his tenure, he held various executive roles in retail sales and global integration and was responsible for driving growth of its portfolio of brands including Enfamil baby formula, Clearasil personal care, and Lysol disinfectant, among others. Before Reckitt, Marquardt spent seven years at Mead Johnson Nutrition focused on customer development and retail sales in the U.S. and Canada. He began his career at Unilever where he held a variety of roles across integrated marketing, customer planning & strategy, category management, shopper marketing, and brand management.

"I'm honored to join Hain at such a pivotal time in its multiyear transformation," Marquardt said in the statement. "Hain has an outstanding portfolio of leading, purpose-driven brands and its unique focus on better-for-you gives the company a competitive edge in partnering with customers and delivering on the evolving needs of health-conscious consumers."

Marquardt holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management, with a concentration in international finance from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He resides in Chicago with his wife and four kids and will connect into the company's global headquarters in Hoboken, New Jersey, as part of Hain Celestial's Hub & Spoke agile working model.

Source: Hain Celestial

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