LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. – Javier H. Idrovo is joining The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. as executive vice-president and chief financial officer, effective Dec. 2. He will succeed James M. Langrock, who plans to retire at the end of the year after serving as c.f.o. for four years.

Mr. Idrovo joins Hain Celestial from The Hershey Co., where he spent the last 11 years. Most recently, he was chief accounting officer for the company, and before that was senior vice-president of finance and planning. He joined Hershey in 2008 as senior vice-president of strategy and business development.

Before his time with Hershey, Mr. Idrovo held roles of increasing responsibility at Dole Food Company, Inc., including c.f.o. and then president of Dole Packaged Foods. Earlier in his career, Mr. Idrovo spent six years as a manager at The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

“I am excited to welcome Javier to Hain Celestial,” said Mark L. Schiller, president and chief executive officer of Hain Celestial. “He has a strong financial and strategic background and deep industry experience, which will help him make an immediate impact at Hain Celestial. He joins us at an ideal time as we accelerate our efforts to simplify our organization, standardize key processes and eliminate inefficient spending.”