Subas joined Hershey in 2011 and has 20 years of manufacturing leadership experience.
“With the construction of our Johor facility well under way, we are pleased to have such a talented and experienced leader in place,” said Terence O’Day, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, The Hershey Company.
Hershey’s $250 million (RM816 million) investment in the Johor plant will result in new job opportunities for the region in South Eastern Malaysia. During the remainder of 2014, Hershey will be hiring nearly 100 people to fill a range of key positions that are critical to the plant’s operations, including the plant senior management team, engineers, maintenance technicians and skilled specialists. Hiring will continue in 2015, when approximately 300 manufacturing roles become available.
Hershey, which is the largest and one of the oldest confectionery companies in the United States, is a globally recognised, multinational company that is heavily focused on growing its business across Asia and around the world. The Johor plant will create opportunities for Malaysians to join an expanding global company that is one of the fastest growing confectionery companies in the world. Hershey is also known for its focus on its employees and promoting a positive workplace environment as well as supporting its local communities.
Plant construction began in October 2013 in Johor’s Senai industrial district. In the past 90 days, the site has been excavated and work on the plant’s foundation is under way. Hershey is working with Malaysian engineering firm MEI Project Engineers Sdn Bhd, and the team expects the construction project will be completed in early 2015. – February 24, 2014.