McCormick (NYSE:MKC) has named Lawrence Kurzius president, global consumer and chief administrative officer.

Kurzius will take the position July 1, the company announced today. He will be responsible for McCormick's global consumer business, along with a number of corporate tasks such as IT, R&D, and quality assurance. Additionally, Kurzius will take over the chair of McCormick's Global Consumer Strategy Council.

Already the current president of McCormick International, Kurzius has been involved with McCormick since 2003. Previously he served as president and CEO of Zatarain's, until McCormick acquired the company. He has also worked as president of the U.S. consumer products business and president of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Kurzius has had experience with Quaker Oats as a marketing executive.

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