Mars Petcare Appoints new Executive to Pet Nutrition Leadership Team
, 2022-08-30 08:00:00,
Alex Cedeno Joins Company as Senior Vice President of Research & Development for Mars Pet Nutrition North America
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mars Petcare announced today the appointment of Alejandro (Alex) Cedeno to the Mars Pet Nutrition North America leadership team, a division of Mars Petcare. Cedeno has joined as Senior Vice President of Research & Development (R&D) to help enhance the pet nutrition business through disruption and innovation, while driving the company’s purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Cedeno is a seasoned leader with more than 28 years of global R&D experience across consumer packaged goods (CPG) categories. Prior to his appointment at Mars Pet Nutrition North America, Cedeno held the role of Vice President, Research & Development of Pet Food and Snacks at The J.M. Smucker Company, where he was responsible for leading innovation in pet food by managing organizational and technical operations. Before joining Smucker, Cedeno held R&D and innovation roles at Mead WestVaco (now WestRock) and Procter & Gamble in North America, Europe, and South America.
In his new role at Mars Petcare, Cedeno will provide strategic and operational leadership to R&D across quality and food safety, product, process and packaging innovation, renovation and productivity, sustainability, and regulatory and scientific…
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