The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. announced that it has appointed James M. Langrock as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective, succeeding Pasquale “Pat” Conte as he leaves to pursue other opportunities. The company said Pat will work with James to facilitate an orderly transition, though the move is effective as of today, June 23, 2017.
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead Hain Celestial's finance team," James said in a press release. "We have a strong and focused team, dedicated to enhancing our financial reporting and partnering with our various business leaders to extend our market leading position as we continue to execute on our strategic objectives."
Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We thank Pat for all his contributions to Hain Celestial over the past eight years from worldwide financial reporting to strategic initiatives, including productivity, and we wish him well in all his future endeavors.”
James brings more than 25 years of experience in financial and executive leadership to the position leading up to when he joined Hain Celestial in November of 2015 as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer.
"James has been an important part of our finance team since joining the Company, and more recently James has taken a leadership position as we completed our accounting review and finalized our audit. We are pleased James will continue to provide his invaluable financial and operational expertise as we implement our strategic initiatives to better position Hain Celestial for our long-term success," said Irwin.
A holder of a Master's degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University, the newly-appointed CFO is a Certified Public Accountant and previously served in senior finance positions at Motorola, Inc., including:
Most recently working as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of multi-national global online recruiting solutions company Monster Worldwide, Inc., where he oversaw all financial operations of the company including budgeting, cost savings initiatives, mergers and acquisitions and divestitures from 2008 until joining Hain Celestial.
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