WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Carl E. Lee Jr., president and chief executive officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., has been elected to the board of directors of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

Mr. Lee has been president and c.e.o. of Snyder’s-Lance since May 2013, and previously he was president and chief operating officer. He was president and c.e.o. of Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc. from 2005 until the merger of Snyder’s with Lance, Inc. in December 2010. Prior to joining Snyder’s, Mr. Lee worked for Nabisco, where he led the company’s South American business, was president of its Caricam Region and its Southern Cone Region, and also led Nabisco’s global export business covering 95 countries. From 1986 until 1997, Mr. Lee held various sales and marketing positions with Frito-Lay, Inc., including vice-president and general manager for Frito-Lay Southeast Region and managing sales for Frito-Lay Europe. Mr. Lee is a director of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.

“We are extremely pleased to have Carl Lee join our board,” said James H. Morgan, executive chairman of Krispy Kreme. “Carl is a consummate professional who is extremely well-regarded throughout the food industry. His extensive domestic and international experience in the snack food industry complements and expands the range of skills on our board, and we are looking forward to his contributions in the years ahead.”