HERSHEY, Pa./PRNewswire/ -- Richard H. Lenny, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hershey Foods Corporation (NYSE: HSY - news), today announced that Raymond Brace has been promoted to Vice President, Operations and Technology, effective January 1, 2002. Brace, who most recently served as Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering, will have responsibility for the company's manufacturing, logistics, engineering, quality and regulatory compliance, and research and development functions. He also will join Hershey's senior management group, the Hershey Executive Team.