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08/26/2008

J.M. Smucker announces new promotions

ORRVILLE, Ohio The J.M. Smucker Company has announced several promotions.

Timothy Smucker's title has been changed from chairman and co-ceo to chairman of the board and co-ceo.

 

Richard Smucker's title has been changed from president and co-ceo to executive chairman and co-ceo. He will also continue in his capacity as president of the company.

Vincent Byrd was promoted from senior vp of its consumer business to president of the newly created coffee strategic business area (SBA).    

Steven Oakland was promoted to president of the consumer business.

Mark Smucker has been promoted to president of the special markets SBA which includes the company's foodservice and beverage groups as well as its Canadian and international operations after serving as vp of international. Smucker has been with the company for 11 years.

Paul Smucker Wagstaff, also great-great grandson of founder Jerome Smucker, has been promoted from vp of foodservice and beverage markets to president of the oils and baking SBA. Wagstaff has been with Smucker for 12 years.

Barry Dunaway, formerly vp of corporate development, has been named senior vp of the newly created corporate and organization development office with combined responsibility for mergers/acquisitions and human resources.