ORRVILLE, OH — The J. M. Smucker Company on Monday announced the appointment of John Brase as Chief Operating Officer, effective April 13. Brase, former Vice President and General Manager of The Procter & Gamble Company's $6 billion North American Family Care unit, brings nearly three decades of experience in the consumer goods industry to the role, including significant work across brand management, business operations, manufacturing, marketing and sales.
"John is an extremely talented and accomplished leader who brings a proven track record of delivering growth to the businesses he has overseen," said Mark Smucker, President and CEO, The J. M. Smucker Company. "Importantly, John has already displayed an understanding of our unique culture and a desire to enhance the positive impact we have on all our constituents."
Brase will report directly to Mark Smucker and serve as a member of the Company's executive leadership team. As Chief Operating Officer, he will have strategic oversight of the Company's three U.S. business segments (Pet Food & Pet Snacks, Coffee, Consumer Foods) as well as its Away From Home, Operations and Supply Chain functions.
The J. M. Smucker Company's portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new brands like Café Bustelo, Smucker's® Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish.