Controversial former Cadbury boss Todd Stitzer could be set for a senior role with US confectioner Hershey.
Stitzer is reportedly in talks with Hershey about taking over as chief executive, although he may settle for a seat on the company’s board. If Stizter lands the top job he would succeed David West, who last month announced a surprise switch to Del Monte.
Stitzer left Cadbury last year in the wake of its controversial sale to Kraft Foods. In March he described himself as feeling “sad and frustrated” by the deal.
“I feel only the hollow sense of a great company lost,” he told The Times.
Hershey boss says yes to surprise Del Monte switch (19 May 2011)
Stitzer ‘sad and frustrated’ a year after Cadbury sale (15 March 2011)
Hershey’s wants bigger chunk of UK market (28 August 2010)