STAMFORD, CONN. — Jorge Mesquita has been named chief executive officer at BlueTriton Brands, the former US and Canadian operations of Nestle Waters.

Mr. Mesquita joins BlueTriton from Johnson & Johnson, where he was executive vice president and worldwide chairman of the company’s consumer division. Before that he spent nearly 30 years at The Procter & Gamble Co., where he held several leadership roles, including group president of global fabric care and president of global home care.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. 

In his new role, Mr. Mesquita will lead the company’s growth and innovation initiatives as an independent business. BlueTriton sells spring and purified water under the Poland Spring, Deer Park, Ozarka, Ice Mountain, Zephyrhills, Arrowhead, Pure Life and Splash brands.

“Over the course of his long career in the consumer products industry, Jorge has developed an outstanding reputation as a strategic thinker and inspirational leader with a focus on operational excellence and a passion for re-energizing businesses and brands,” said Tony W. Lee, managing partner of One Rock Capital Partners, which earlier this year acquired the company in partnership with Metropoulos & Co. “We are thrilled to have the benefit of his experience and expertise as BlueTriton moves into its next exciting chapter.”