McCormick appoints Lilly executive to board

McCormick & Co. Inc. has appointed an Eli Lilly and Co. executive to its board of directors, the Hunt Valley spice and flavoring company said Wednesday.

The appointment of Jacques Tapiero, a Lilly senior vice president and president of emerging markets, took effect Sept. 24.

Tapiero has led Lilly's emerging markets unit since 2009, developing business strategy in China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey. He joined Lilly in 1983 and has had more than 25 years of international business experience with the Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company.

McCormick CEO Alan D. Wilson said Tapiero's global business experience "will bring our board meaningful insight and expertise as we continue the global growth of our business."

Tapiero, a Swiss citizen, holds MBA degrees from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce at Clermond Ferrand in France and from the American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Ariz.

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