Alfonso to c.f.o. at Hershey

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HERSHEY, PA. — The Hershey Co. has named Bert Alfonso senior vice-president and chief financial officer effective immediately.

Mr. Alfonso joined the company in July 2006 as vice-president of finance and planning for the North American Commercial Group. He previously worked for Cadbury Schweppes and the Adams Division of Pfizer, Inc.

"Over the past year, Bert has developed an excellent team and further strengthened Hershey’s financial insight, analysis and sales planning capabilities," said Richard H. Lenny, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Bert’s knowledge of the confectionery industry and deep international experience will be crucial as we expand Hershey’s North American leadership position and accelerate growth in high-potential growth markets. Bert will also build upon Hershey’s relationships with the financial community and maintain our strong control environment."

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