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Hain Celestial Group appoints new seasoned executive Chad Marquardt as president of North America

By Food in Canada Staff   

Business Operations Editor pick Hain Celestial Group

The Hain Celestial Group names Chad Marquardt as president, North America. In this role, he will be responsible for leading strategy and execution in the U.S. and Canada and will be instrumental in delivering the company’s multiyear Hain Reimagined strategic transformation. Reporting to Hain’s president and CEO Wendy Davidson, Marquardt will be an appointed executive officer and will serve on the executive leadership team.

“Chad brings to Hain deep strategic experience and expertise across sales, customer development, channel expansion and omnichannel brand building in the better-for-you consumer packaged goods space,” said Davidson. “His proven results building high-performing teams and successfully leading organizations through complex transformation while driving long-term, profitable growth makes him an outstanding addition to the executive leadership team.”

Marquardt comes to Hain from Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) where he was chief customer officer – Americas, responsible for overseeing commercial delivery across the company’s portfolio of snacks, beverages and supplement brands in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Prior to GPN, Chad spent four years at Reckitt Benckiser. During his tenure, he held various executive roles in retail sales and global integration and was responsible for driving growth of its portfolio of brands including Enfamil baby formula, Clearasil personal care, and Lysol disinfectant, among others. Before Reckitt, Marquardt spent seven years at Mead Johnson Nutrition focused on customer development and retail sales in the U.S. and Canada. He began his career at Unilever where he held a variety of roles across integrated marketing, customer planning and strategy, category management, shopper marketing, and brand management.

“I’m honoured to join Hain at such a pivotal time in its multiyear transformation,” said Marquardt. “Hain has an outstanding portfolio of leading, purpose-driven brands and its unique focus on better-for-you gives the company a competitive edge in partnering with customers and delivering on the evolving needs of health-conscious consumers.”


Marquardt holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management with a concentration in international finance from Bradley University. He resides in Chicago with his wife and four kids and will connect into the company’s global headquarters in Hoboken, N.J., as part of Hain Celestial’s Hub & Spoke agile working model.

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