Mr Gantier, formerly the general manager of Mars Food France, has had a 20-year career in FMCG in Europe and the US. Joining Mars Food France in 2008 as marketing director, he was appointed general manager in 2011.
“It’s a great time to be joining Wrigley Pacific,” he said. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to explore how we can use local and global shopper insights to partner with retailers and implement forward-thinking merchandising solutions.”
Mr Gantier will be succeeding Andrew Leakey, who was GM for Wrigley Pacific until the end of December 2015 and has been appointed General Manager for Mars Chocolate India.
“I’m thrilled to be working with such a high-performing team and look forward to driving ways in which we can improve the shopping experience and continue to deliver impressive results to drive growth in the gum, mint and confectionery categories,” Mr Gantier said.
Wrigley Pacific, a subsidiary of Mars, manufactures products across the confectionery category, including Extra, 5 Gum, Airwaves, Hubba Bubba, P.K., Juicy Fruit, Eclipse, Starburst and Skittles.