McCormick Names Brendan Foley - President U.S. Consumer

SPARKS, Md., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, announced that Brendan Foley has been named President of U.S. Consumer effective June 2, 2014.  Mr. Foley will lead the largest business unit for McCormick and will report directly to Lawrence Kurzius, President Global Consumer and CAO. 

Mr. Foley will have responsibility for Sales, Marketing, R&D, Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Human Resources for the business unit with iconic brands including McCormick, OLD BAY, Lawry's and Zatarain's.  Foley comes to McCormick from H. J. Heinz, where he worked for more than 15 years.  In his most recent role, he served as the Zone President for Heinz North America.  He also served as President for the U.S. Consumer Products business at Heinz, as well as President of the U.S. Foodservice business and held leadership roles in marketing and brand management across a wide portfolio of products.  Prior to joining Heinz, Mr. Foley worked in marketing for General Mills and Ketchum Advertising-Chicago.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University of Ohio.  He brings a tremendous amount of industry experience and a people oriented leadership style to McCormick.  Mr. Foley will be an important driver of future growth for the Company.

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with more than $4 billion in annual sales.  McCormick manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses – in more than 125 countries and territories.  Since Willoughby M. McCormick founded the company selling root beer extract in 1889, McCormick has demonstrated a strong commitment to the communities in which it operates and the planet as a whole.  Innovation in flavor and a clear focus on employee engagement and product quality has allowed McCormick to grow its business globally and become the flavor leader it is today.  For more information, visit