Hostess Promotes One, Names Purcell CFO

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Kansas City, MO — Tom Peterson has been promoted to the newly created role of executive vice-president, strategy and M&A, for Hostess Brands, Inc., while Brian Purcell is joining the company as executive vice-president, chief financial officer.

Purcell brings more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and CPG industries to Hostess. He previously worked for Rawlings Sporting Goods; PepsiCo, Inc.; and Argosy Gaming Co.

“We are fortunate to have a person of Tom’s experience in corporate development and capital markets with Hostess Brands to lead this effort. His efforts will be instrumental as we leverage our sustainable, scalable, profitable operating model and additional platform development to drive long-term financial performance,” says Andy Callahan, Hostess Brands’ president and CEO. “Brian is an incredibly talented finance executive with strong accounting, financial planning and analysis expertise with a broad depth of knowledge in the consumer packaged goods industry. Brian’s strong focus on results and operational and business acumen fit well with the Hostess Brands’ culture. We look forward to his future contributions as we build upon our growth potential.”