Hero Group has appointed Jeff Boutelle president of its baby food subsidiary in the US, Beech-Nut Nutrition.

Boutelle will be responsible for overseeing Beech-Nut’s operations, a spokesperson for the group confirmed. He will report to Hero North America president and CEO Jim Schneider.

Boutelle has held a variety of positions in the FMCG sector, most recently VP for Abbot International, overseeing operations in Europe.

Previously, Boutelle served as vice president for marketing at Nestle’s prepared foods division and worked with Procter and Gamble and as brand manager for Pampers.