US food giant H.J. Heinz has announced that Karen Alber is joining the company as vice president and chief information officer.

Alber was most recently employed at PepsiCo, where she served as vice president, change readiness-enterprise systems. Prior to that, Alber was vice president, integration management office, during PepsiCo's merger with Quaker Oats. Before the merger, she served as vice president of business solutions at Quaker Oats.

Heinz products include Ketchup, HP and Lea & Perrins sauces, Ore-Ida French fries and roasted potatoes, Boston Market and Smart Ones meals, and Plasmon baby food.