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Aryzta appoints new chief executive for North America

Aryzta CEO: Kevin Toland
Aryzta CEO: Kevin Toland

By Ellie Donnelly

Irish-Swiss food group Aryzta has appointed Tyson Yu as chief executive of its North America division.

He takes over the post on February 1 from Dave Johnson, who assumes the role of non-executive chairman of Aryzta North America.

Mr Yu has also joined the company's executive committee, reporting to its group CEO Kevin Toland.

Elsewhere, John Heffernan has been appointed as president and chief commercial officer North America, where he will be reporting to Mr Yu.

Mr Yu (37) is currently chief operations officer of Aryzta North America and has been with the company for 10 years. Prior to this, he worked in private equity and investment banking. He is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics.

Mr Heffernan (49) is currently group chief strategy officer at Aryzta, having joined the group in March 2018. He will remain on the group executive committee.

Mr Toland thanked Mr Johnson for "his leadership and contribution in refocusing our North American business".

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