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Mars names Sandler chief health and well-being officer

Mars, Inc. has appointed Debra A. Sandler to the newly created position of chief health and well-being officer, and Tracey Massey to the role Sandler held as president, Mars Chocolate, North America.

Sandler will lead Mars’ health and well-being platform through collaboration with Mars’ business segments and by leveraging consumer insights, data and nutritional research.

“When we reorganized into our business segments in 2008, we concentrated our health and wellness efforts within those segments to address the diversity of our product portfolios in chocolate, petcare, food, Wrigley, drinks and Mars Symbioscience,” said Grant Reid, co-president of Mars, in a statement. “This newly created role will help accelerate that progress by creating a comprehensive cross-segment strategy that will drive change across our businesses.”

Sandler joined Mars in 2009 as chief consumer officer for Mars Chocolate North America and was promoted to president of Mars Chocolate North America in 2012. Prior to joining Mars, Sangler served as worldwide president for McNeil’s Nutritionals with Johnson & Johnson. She will report to David Kamenetzky, VP of corporate affairs and strategic initiatives, and will work closely with the Mars Leadership Team and the Board of Directors.

Massey was was formerly CFO of Mars Global Chocolate.

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