HJ Heinz Company has announced that it has promoted David C. Moran, 47, to executive vice president of the worldwide food marketer. Moran also serves as CEO and president, US consumer products.

“Dave has had an impressive track record within US consumer products. His effective leadership has resulted in strong growth in sales and profits for the US$2.2 billion business unit,” said William R Johnson, Heinz chairman, president and CEO. “During his three years at the helm, Dave has led a dramatic turnaround in the US retail business, fuelled by consumer-focused product innovation. Organic sales have grown by over US$300m and profits are up over US$100m.”

Prior to leading the US consumer products business, Moran was president of Heinz Sales Company in the US. Earlier, he held several roles at The Clorox Company, culminating in the role of national sales manager.