The changes at the top of confectionery giant Hershey have reached the executive roster with recently-elected president and CEO Dave West forming a new-look team.

Hershey, which has seen a slew of changes at board level, has, among others, appointed new men in charge of its North American and international operations.

Last month, the Hershey Trust, the controlling shareholder in Hershey, shook up the company's board of directors in a move that saw six directors leave.

J. P. Bilbrey, who has led Hershey's international operations for four years, has become president of Hershey North America and lead the company's US and Canadian businesses.

Ted Jastrzebski has moved from his role of vice president, international finance and planning and become president of Hershey's international arm.

West said Jastrzebski had led Hershey's "successful" venture in India and would look to develop the US group's business in the "high-potential markets" Latin America and Asia.

Meanwhile, West has promoted chief marketing officer Michele Buck to a position of global chief marketing officer.

West's eight-strong executive team will also include CFO Bert Alfonso and vice president for global R&D Dan Azzara.