Aryzta names former Glanbia boss as new CEO

first_imgKevin Toland, a former chief executive and president of Glanbia USA & Global Nutritionals, is to replace Owen Killian as CEO of global bakery business Aryzta.Killian, chief financial officer Patrick McEniff, and Americas CEO John Yamin all resigned their roles earlier this year following a period of trading described as “unexpected and extremely disappointing” by Killian.Toland is currently chief executive of DAA Plc, which operates Dublin and Cork airports, travel retailer ARI and DAA International. Before joining DAA in 2013 he was chief executive and president of Glanbia USA & Global Nutritionals, a division of Glanbia plc, based in Chicago.He will join Aryzta following a six-month notice period, or earlier, if agreed by both parties. The appointment follows a search by Aryzta and international recruitment firm Russell Reynolds to “select and recruit a world-class CEO with the necessary blend of skills and expertise to lead Aryzta”.The Aryzta board said it selected Toland on the basis of his “proven track record, deep global sector expertise, and the specific relevance of his background and experience for Aryzta today”.During his time as CEO of DAA, passenger numbers at Dublin airport increased from 19 million to 28 million a year. At Glanbia, Toland led the growth of Glanbia USA & Global Nutritionals to become the largest manufacturer and exporter of American-style cheese in the US, said Aryzta, and the number one globally in sports nutrition.He has held other senior roles at Glanbia including group development director, chief executive of consumer foods, and director of strategy and marketing. Before joining Glanbia, he held management positions with Coca Cola Bottlers in Russia and with Grand Metropolitan in Ireland and Central Europe.“Kevin has an outstanding track record for delivering strategically, operationally and financially,” said Aryzta chairman Gary McGann. “He is a proven CEO of businesses undergoing significant transformation and brings extensive experience of the food sector.”Toland said he was delighted to be joining Aryzta: “I have watched Aryzta develop over the years and it has established real-scale and deep competitive advantage in its core categories. I look forward to working with the Aryzta board, management and employees to deliver, in time, the objective of performance and growth.”last_img read more

Busquets: “You will see what Quique Setién asks us”

first_imgSergio Busquets spoke on the microphones of Movistar LaLiga after the match against Granada. He put a good note to the team. What feelings does the game leave?Leave good feelings. We have been a solid team. We had control of the ball. They have generated us little. It is true that it cost us when they retreated behind, but in general the team has played a good game What has changed in this match with respect to the previous ones with Valverde?It is not about comparing. Each coach has his style and his way of watching football. You will see what Setien asks us. We are not going to reveal it. We are delighted with what Ernesto has done and we are delighted with Setién.But it seems that the pressure has been higher.Having people inside, it is better to run ahead and press. There have been moments of game in which we have achieved it. We will catch it fast and we have to grow and fight for everythingBartomeu said that the team needed a boost. It will be good?The board has believed it that way and we, whoever it is, will try to make the momentum great. We are on time.Is Riqui Puig among those who can give a boost to the team?He has many things to mature but it looks like he can be here.last_img read more

Brittney Reese Joins List Of Olympic Medalists Coming To The 2017 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee

first_imgThe addition of six Olympians for the women’s long jump Rio Olympic Rematch, brings the total number of Olympians set to compete at the Blue Oval up to 30 with seven more elite event fields to be announced. Brittney Reese USA 23-11.75 (7.31m) 2016 (Silver), 2012 (Gold), 2008 2nd Last year’s Drake Relays champion, Lorraine Ugen of Great Britain, returns in defense of her title after advancing to the Olympic finals last summer and more recently taking silver at the 2017 European Indoor Championships. Ese Brume, another international competitor from Nigeria, makes her Drake Stadium debut after finishing fifth at the 2016 Olympics. A two-time African Champion in the event, Brume began her career a five-time African Junior Champion. Name Country PR Olympics 2016 Drake Relays Finish Canadian national record holder Christabel Nettey joins the field after a 2016 Olympic appearance and a 2016 Pan-Am Games gold medal. She also finished fourth at the 2015 World Championship. DES MOINES, Iowa – Brittney Reese, a three-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medalist, is set to headline a field of some of the world’s top long jumpers for the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, Blake Boldon, announced Thursday, April 6. Christabel Nettey Canada 22-11.25 (6.99m)^ 2016 Lorraine Ugen Great Britain 22-8.5 (6.92m) 2016 1st Sharon Day-Monroe USA 20-2.25 (6.15m) 2012 (Heptathlon), 2008 (High Jump) The Rio Olympics Rematch women’s long jump is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Tickets for all sessions of the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are available through the Drake Athletic Ticket Office in person, by calling 515-271-3647 or visiting Jessie Gaines USA 21-6 (6.55m) Yvonne Trevino is another Drake Relays newcomer that brings a resume of tremendous international success to Drake Stadium. The Mexican national record holder in the event at 21-11.75 (6.70m), she bettered her own record multiple times during the 2016 season en route to an appearance at the 2016 Olympics to become the first Mexican woman to compete in the event on the Olympic stage in 48 years. Reese is one of six Olympians Boldon has lined up to compete in the Rio Olympic Games Rematch long jump including three Olympic finalists. Reese returns to Drake Stadium after winning the silver medal in the event at the 2016 Olympics. In 2012 she was the Olympic gold medalist and is a six-time world champion. Her personal best of 23-11.75 (7.31m) is the ninth best all-time in the event and tied for the second-longest mark by an American. Reese is also the American record holder in the indoor long jump. Last season, she finished the year ranked No. 1 in the world for the 10th time in her career after beginning her outdoor season with a second-place finish at the 2016 Drake Relays. Yvonne Trevino Mexico 21-11.75 (6.70m)^ 2016 Ese Brume Nigeria 22-5 (6.83m) 2016 American multi-event athlete Sharon Day-Monroe will return to Drake Stadium as the American record holder in the indoor pentathlon and a 2008 Olympian in the high jump and a 2012 Olympian in the heptathlon. Day-Monroe has been a part of four World Championship teams. Completing the veteran field is American Jesse Gaines. Gaines recently finished second at the U.S. Indoor Championships and own a personal best of 21-6 (6.55m). * World Record^ National Record Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more