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Leadership changes at J. M. Smucker Company

The J. M. Smucker Company has elevated John Denman to VP of human resource operations, effective July 16, and has also elevated Jill Penrose to VP of human resources, effective July 1.

Denman currently serves as VP, controller and chief accounting officer, and has been with the company for more than 30 years in various leadership positions in accounting and finance.

Penrose has been with the company for 10 years and has most recently serve as VP of strategy and organization development. She has held several leadership positions within the human resource department.

Founded more than 115 years ago, Smucker is today a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk and natural foods products in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's, Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts, Jif, Crisco, Pillsbury, Eagle Brand, R.W. Knudsen Family, Hungry Jack, Cafe Bustelo, Cafe Pilon, truRoots, White Lily and Martha White in the United States, along with Robin Hood, Five Roses, Carnation and Bick's in Canada.