Unger Global has appointed William D. Ecker as its new CEO. Before joining Unger, Ecker was president and CEO of Hartz Mountain Corporation, the leading manufacturer and marketer of pet care products in the United States and Canada.
Brynwood Partners’ portfolio company, Pearson Candy Company, has acquired the Bit-O-Honey confectionery brand from Nestle. The acquisition marks the fifth brand Brynwood Partners has acquired from Nestle. Terms and conditions of the transaction were not disclosed.
General Mills has released its 2013 Global Responsibility Report, which outlines the company's progress and commitments in the areas of health, environment, sourcing, workplace and community engagement.
Taylor, Mich.-based Masco Corp. reported first-quarter net sales of $1.88 billion, up 3.9% from the same quarter last year. Net income for the giant manufacturer of home improvement and building products was $47 million, up from $33 million in the prior-year quarter.