Name: John Beadle Position: President and chief operating officer, global consumer brands Company: Schwan's The job: To develop and implement Schwan's global brand strategy in response to the changing and evolving trends of their customer base as the world's leading frozen pizza manufacturer. The post is a new one and President and ceo Lenny Pippin said: "This progressive step aligns Schwan's globally with customers who are also undertaking global consideration." Mergers and acquisitions, coupled with the growth of the Internet and more demanding European customers are some of the reasons Pippin cites for the new alignment. Background: Since joining Schwan's Europe in 1991, Beadle has overseen its growth from virtually a start-up to its present dominant position. The firm claims brand leadership for its Chicago Town pizza and third position for Freschetta. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}