As a part of a planned organizational change, Aryzta has appointed Tyson Yu as CEO of Aryzta North America effective February 1, and as a member of the group executive committee, reporting to Kevin Toland, group CEO. Yu succeeds 1Dave Johnson, who has been named non-executive chairman of Aryzta North America. In addition, John Heffernan has been appointed as president and chief commercial officer North America, reporting to Yu.
Yu is currently chief operations officer of Aryzta North America and has been with the company for 10 years in various roles, previously as president of Canada, head of strategy North America, and head of strategy and acquisitions of Fresh Start Bakeries.
Heffernan is currently group chief strategy officer Aryzta AG and has been with the company since March 2018. In his new role as president and chief commercial officer, Heffernan will be responsible for commercial, innovation, and strategy for North America.
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