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GLENDALE, CA -- Paul Grimwood has been named chairman and chief executive of Nestlé USA, which is one of the Switzerland-based food company's largest markets. He succeeds Brad Alford, who retires in October.
Grimwood has been chief executive of Nestlé UK & Ireland since January 2009, and headed the Nestlé UK confectionery business for three years prior to that. He joined Nestlé in 2001 in Nestlé Purina PetCare UK & Ireland.
Alford has been with Nestlé for 32 years, including nearly seven years as chairman and chief executive of Nestlé USA. During his tenure, Nestlé USA has grown to sales of more than $10 billion by expanding into new categories and developing new distribution systems.