US confectionery maker Hershey Foods has announced a number of changes to its executive team, designed to ensure that the senior executive team continues to reflect and align with the company’s strategic priorities.

C. Daniel Azzara, is being promoted to vice president, global research and development, and will become a member of the executive team, reporting to CEO Richard Lenny.

Raymond Brace, currently vice president, operations and technology, is being promoted to senior vice president, operations.

Marcella Arline, senior vice president, human resources and corporate affairs, is being named senior vice president, chief people officer.

David West, senior vice president, sales, is being appointed senior vice president, chief customer officer.