People in the news: Welch’s new president and more

Lesya Lysyj takes top spot at grape-based product company.

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Welch’s, the world’s leading seller of Concord and Niagara grape-based products, has named Lesya Lysyj as president, US. Lysyj was previously with Heineken USA, Cadbury and Mondelez. She comes to Welch’s from Weight Watchers NA, where she served as the company’s president.


Haskell, a global architecture, engineering, construction and consulting firm, has appointed James “Jim” O’Leary as president, effective immediately. O’Leary also will retain his position as chief operating officer.


Jerome A. Peribere, CEO and president of Sealed Air Corporation, will be retiring at the end of this December. On September 18, Edward (Ted) L. Doheny II took on the role of COO and CEO-designate. He will assume the role of CEO and president of the company, effective January 1, 2018.