Hain Celestial appoints Chad Marquardt as president of North America

Chad Marquardt, President, North America, Hain Celestial Group

Hoboken-based Hain Celestial Group announced Monday that it has named Chad Marquardt as president, North America. In this role, Marquardt will be responsible for leading strategy and execution in the U.S. and Canada and will be instrumental in delivering the company’s multiyear “Hain Reimagined” strategic transformation.

Reporting to Hain CEO and President Wendy Davidson, Marquardt will be an appointed an executive officer and will serve on the Executive Leadership Team. His first day at Hain is Monday.

“Chad brings to Hain deep strategic experience and expertise across sales, customer development, channel expansion and omnichannel brand building in the better-for-you consumer packaged goods space,” Davidson said. “His proven results building high-performing teams and successfully leading organizations through complex transformation while driving long-term, profitable growth makes him an outstanding addition to the Executive Leadership Team.”

Marquardt comes to Hain from Glanbia Performance Nutrition, where he was chief customer officer – Americas, responsible for overseeing commercial delivery across the company’s portfolio of snacks, beverages and supplement brands in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

Prior to GPN, Marquardt spent four years at Reckitt Benckiser, a prominent health, hygiene and nutrition company. During his tenure, he held various executive roles in retail sales and global integration and was responsible for driving growth of its portfolio of brands, including Enfamil baby formula, Clearasil personal care and Lysol disinfectant, among others. Before Reckitt, Marquardt spent seven years at Mead Johnson Nutrition focused on customer development and retail sales in the U.S. and Canada. He began his career at Unilever, where he held a variety of roles across integrated marketing, customer planning & strategy, category management, shopper marketing and brand management.

“I’m honored to join Hain at such a pivotal time in its multiyear transformation,” Marquardt said. “Hain has an outstanding portfolio of leading, purpose-driven brands and its unique focus on better-for-you gives the company a competitive edge in partnering with customers and delivering on the evolving needs of health-conscious consumers.”