ST. LOUIS — Chris Neugent has been promoted to executive vice-president of strategy for Post Holdings, Inc. from his previous role of president and chief executive officer of Post Consumer Brands. In his new position, Mr. Neugent will work with Post’s business units to develop strategic plans and competitive advantages.
Mr. Neugent joined Post in 2015 when the company formed its consumer brands unit by combining Post Foods with MOM Brands. Before that, he was the chairman and c.e.o. of MOM Brands Co. since 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. Neugent was marketing vice-president for the Frito-Lay brand at PepsiCo, Inc.
Succeeding Mr. Neugent as president and c.e.o. of Post Consumer Brands is Howard Friedman, former executive vice-president of the Kraft Heinz Co.’s meat and dairy business. Mr. Friedman joined Kraft Foods in 2001 as a senior brand manager. He held various increasing leadership roles within the company, eventually becoming president of Walmart sales for Kraft. He was appointed to his current role at Kraft Heinz in 2016 and will join Post on July 23.
“Chris and his team have done an extraordinary job in a challenging environment, and I expect that Howard will build further upon our success,” said Rob Vitale, president and c.e.o. of Post Holdings. “Attracting a talent like Howard is a credit to the entire Post organization. I am also delighted that Chris will join me in working with our businesses to build value by developing organic growth strategies and M.&A. opportunities.”