Danone Waters of America strengthens senior management

June 4, 2009

Danone Waters of America has appointed two new vice presidents. Jerome Goure joins as Vice President, Marketing, North America and Steve Finn joins the company as Vice President, Retail Sales, U.S. Goure will oversee marketing and communications programming for all brands in the Danone Waters of America portfolio. Over the past nine years, Goure has held a number of positions within the Groupe Danone organization in both Europe and North Africa. He spent the last year as marketing director with Danone Dairy Algeria, staffing a local marketing team, setting portfolio and brand strategies, and building a network with key agencies.

A former Danone executive, Finn is returning to the company to lead the U.S. retail sales organization for the Evian Natural Spring Water business. Finn spent the last three years with ConAgra Foods, most recently as Director of Sales, Costco Team Leader. From 1992 to 2002, Finn held a variety of positions within Danone Waters of America, with his latest position as Senior National Account Manager overseeing national accounts in the club, cash and carry, mass merchandiser, drug, and supermarket channels. He also held the roles of Western Division Sales Manager, Sales Planning Manager, Region Sales Manager and District Sales Manager during his tenure. Prior to that, he spent two years with The Pillsbury Co.