Valentin Ramirez, formerly with the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, has been tapped for the new position of Vice President/Managing Director Consumer Hispanic Markets, Americas for McCormick and Company, Inc.

With Wrigley, Mr. Ramirez was most recently Managing Director-Spain/Portugal.  Prior to his seven and a half years with Wrigley, Mr. Ramirez was with Procter and Gamble for 10 years in a number of assignments through the Caribbean and Latin America.

In this new position with McCormick, Mr. Ramirez has responsibility for all McCormick’s Hispanic businesses, including a Hispanic subsidiary (Mojave Foods), a joint venture in Mexico, a business in Central America and an export business in the United States, South America and the Caribbean.

“We see significant growth opportunities for our brands with Hispanic consumers,” said Mark Timbie, President – North American Consumer Foods. “Valentin will provide the strategic leadership to capitalize on these growth opportunities.”

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