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Robert Ostryniec joins GMCR


August 30, 2013
By Administrator


Aug. 30, 2013, Montreal – Robert (Bob) Ostryniec joined the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMRC) team as in the role of chief product supply officer on Aug. 26.

Ostryniec was formerly at H.J. Heinz
Company, where he served as senior vice-president of global chief supply chain
officer and quality and chief risk officer since February 2010.


As GMCR's chief product supply officer, which
is a newly created position, he will be responsible for global product supply
including logistics, procurement and responsible sourcing, as well as the
efficiency, quality, safety and environmental management of the company's
manufacturing processes.

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"Bob brings deep supply chain, manufacturing and customer service experience and I'm pleased to welcome him to the GMCR team," said Brian Kelley, the president and CEO of GMCR, in a media statement. "Under Bob's leadership, we will work to drive ongoing efficiencies as we continue to grow the more than 35 great brands in the GMCR family."

Ostryniec served 10 years at H.J. Heinz Company. He was chief supply chain officer for North America from May 2005 to January 2010, and group vice-president of consumer products for product supply from July 2003 to April 2005. Prior to joining Heinz, Ostryniec spent more than 17 years with General Electric and Stanley Tools in various manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain roles. He holds a B.S. in finance from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from Shippensburg University.