Reis has more than 30 years of experience as a solid business leader and supply chain expert, according to the company. He built his career during his tenure at Danone, where he held several senior executive positions within worldwide operations from 1996-2014. In his various supply chain roles within Danone, Reis was successful in implementing best practices and synergies across divisions. Most recently, he served as managing director of Danone South Africa, where his leadership resulted in strong acceleration in profitability and growth over a five-year period. Prior to that, Reis worked at Mars Inc. and Bain & Co in various business roles from 1986-1996.
Reis will replace Darryl McCall who will work on the transition and other projects to ensure continuity in supply chain performance before his retirement on Dec. 31, 2014. McCall will retire as executive vice president, global operations and executive committee member. After a successful career in the highly competitive beauty industry, McCall plans to put his energy toward increasing the success of minority students in math, science, engineering and technology, he said.