Kraft Foods has appointed former Procter & Gamble executive Daniel Myers as executive vice president, supply chain.

Myers, 56, will join the US food company in September and lead the functional groups that make up its integrated supply chain, including procurement, manufacturing, engineering and customer service and logistics.

He succeeds David Brearton, who is now executive vice president and CFO. Myers will report to chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld and be a member of the company's executive team.

"Daniel has extensive experience driving cost savings across complex global supply chains - in food, beverages and many other products," said Rosenfeld. "This expertise will complement our current end-to-end cost management initiatives, including Project SAVOR in Procurement and Lean Six Sigma in Manufacturing. I'm confident that Daniel's leadership can accelerate efficiencies in our operations, which fuels our virtuous growth cycle."

Myers is to join Kraft Foods from Procter & Gamble, where he has been for 33 years. Most recently, he served as vice president, product supply, where he led the supply chain function for P&G's global hair care business.