Hershey appoints Deepak Bhatia as a chief technology officer

Prior to Hershey Bhatia has been with Amazon for the past 12 years

Deepak Bhatia has been named chief technology officer at the Hershey Co., effective October 2023. He has also been named to the company’s executive committee.

Prior to Hershey, Bhatia has been with Amazon for the past 12 years, most recently as vice president of supply chain optimization technologies since August 2021. Before Amazon, he was with Applied Materials in a variety of senior management positions. He began his career as an engineer and team lead with Daewoo Motors India Ltd..

Bhatia received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Punjab Engineering College, a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering at Purdue University and a master’s degree in operations research, management science and engineering at Stanford University.

Michele Buck, president and chief executive officer of Hershey said, “We are investing in our people and digital capabilities to strengthen our infrastructure and scale across our growing supply chain and business units. Deepak has the expertise needed to successfully lead our technology strategy leveraging end-to-end data, analytics and automation to elevate our employee experience, create commercial value and advance our leading snacking powerhouse vision.”

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