PITTSBURGH and CHICAGO — Nina Barton will be replacing Carlos Piani as president of Kraft Heinz Canada, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Barton joins the Canadian team from Kraft Heinz’s co-headquarters in Chicago, where she is currently the president of Global Digital Online Growth.
Over the last nine years in various roles with the company, Barton has a proven track record of creating and building brands and delivering outstanding results. In addition to her role as Canada zone president, Barton will continue her global duties as president of Global Digital Online Growth.
“Over the last three years, I have had the honour of leading Kraft Heinz in Canada and am proud to be leaving a business that is both a leader and innovator in the food-and-beverage industry,” says Piani. “I am confident that with Nina’s unique experience and history of success, she will deliver strong results for Canada.”
“I’m excited to return home as head of Kraft Heinz Canada,” Barton says. “The Canadian environment offers many challenges and exciting opportunities and I look forward to working with the team and building on the many successes that Piani has created.”
While Piani is leaving his position in Canada, he will remain with Kraft Heinz in the newly created role of head of Strategic Initiatives and Mergers & Acquisitions. He will be based in Chicago and will continue to report to Kraft Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees.