JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Consumer packaged goods (CPG) sales and marketing company, Acosta, has appointed Brian Wynne as the company’s new chief executive officer and Darian Pickett as the CEO of North American Sales Agency.
Acosta said this change will allow the company to accelerate its growth, service execution and acquisition strategy.
Wynne has more than 30 years of experience in the CPG industry and has held numerous executive roles within the industry. He spent 20 years in leadership roles at the Coca-Cola organization, and held positions at US Nutrition, Nation’s Bounty Company and Keebler.
“Brian is a proven leader with a track record of leading CPG organizations by intently focusing on understanding consumers, while building capabilities and business plans that result in increased sales and profits for clients,” said Grant LaMontagne, chair of Acosta’s Board of Directors. “The Board is thrilled to welcome his level of talent to Acosta, and we are confident that his depth of experience and his team-oriented, results-focused leadership style make him a natural fit to take the helm as CEO.”
Pickett has been with Acosta for 29 years. In his new role he will be focused on helping the company’s clients and customers influence the shopper through the company’s service models.
“Darian has done exceptional work over the past year helping to transform the organization and to best position Acosta for growth into the future,” said LaMontagne. “We look forward to continuing to leverage his incredible insights and knowledge of all aspects of Acosta’s business gleaned over his 29-year career at the company.”