Bentonville based Walmart has named Andrea Thomas its new Senior Vice President of Sustainability. She will replace Matt Kistler, the company’s current Senior VP of Sustainability, who will now be serving as an SVP of Marketing at Wal-Mart U.S.A.
Over the last year Thomas made news in Walmarts Private Brand business, with the repositioning and relaunch of Great Value as well as being heavily involved in supply chain, product development and brand marketing – all of which are key elements of Wal-Mart’s sustainability push.
Thomas’ background in brand management and innovation has spanned over 15 years, including VP of Innovation at both The Hershey Company and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay before joining Walmart.
In addition to Thomas’ promotion the Sr. Director of Sustainability Rand Waddoups is set to move from the sustainability group in to the company’s hot private brand ranks, assuming responsibility for the Private Brand small appliances business.