Harris to lead Nestle Waters

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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VEVEY, SWITZERLAND — Nestle S.A. named John J. Harris, who is currently chief executive officer of Nestle Purina Europe, to manage Nestle Waters.

Mr. Harris will replace Carlo Donati, who will return to Switzerland and retire in 2008. Mr. Harris will begin in the new role on Dec 1 and be named executive vice-president.

Mr. Donati has had a 34-year career with the Nestle Group that has involved work in many countries and businesses on three continents. He was named c.e.o. of Nestle Waters in February 2005.

Mr. Harris was named c.e.o. of Nestle Purina Europe in August 2002, and in 2005 he assumed responsibility for Nestle Purina in Asia, Oceania and Africa.

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