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Nestlé Canada names new president and CEO


Shelley Martin has been named president and CEO of Nestlé Canada, while current Canadian president Tim Brown is taking on the role of president of Nestlé Waters North America.

Martin joined Nestlé Canada in 1990 and over the course of her career has managed the coffee/beverage, pet care and confectionery businesses.

In January of this year, she created a frozen division for Nestlé Canada by combining into one division the company's diverse frozen business, which includes meals, pizza and ice cream. She was then promoted to president of Nestlé Canada's frozen division.

Brown's move to president of Nestlé Waters North America takes effect Feb. 1. He will replace Kim Jeffery, who held the top job at the Stamford, Conn.-based company for 20 years.

"I am excited to continue to build on the legacy achieved by Kim Jeffery,"  Brown said in a press release. "Kim led the company from a single brand to the largest bottled water company in North America, while emphasizing environmental responsibility and cultivating the very best corporate culture in the food and beverage business."

Brown had been president of Nestlé Canada since 2010, overseeing brands such as Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine, Buitoni, Nescafe, Kit Kat and Smarties. Prior to that he spent 22 years with Nestlé Waters North America, most recently heading retail operations as executive vice-president and general manager.

Jeffrey, meanwhile won't be leaving Nestle entirely. He's assume a non-executive chairman position with the company.

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