Cargill Names Chuck Gitkin North America Protein Business CMO

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Cargill Names Chuck Gitkin North America Protein Business CMO

By CGT Staff - 09/06/2016
Cargill selected Chuck Gitkin, a veteran consumer packaged goods and meat industry marketer, to lead its North America protein business marketing efforts in a newly created role as chief marketing officer (CMO), effective Sept. 19, 2016. He will also be a member of the Cargill Protein Group's leadership team.
 
Previously, Gitkin was senior vice president of brands and marketing for Smithfield Foods, a major international pork products company. His experience also includes positions with McCain Foods, Unilever, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Saks Fifth Avenue and Philip Morris. He will leverage more than 25 years of experience, knowledge and capabilities in business-to-business and consumer marketing, market research and consumer insight, innovation, and retailing.
 
Gitkin said he plans to redefine Cargill protein's go-to-market capabilities for long-term growth and drive innovation.
 
Gitkin earned his undergraduate degree from Tulane University, followed by a Master's in Business Administration and International Business from New York University's Stern School of Business.

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