Jim Krushelniski named President and CEO of Heinz Canada

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from H.J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd.

    TORONTO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ - Heinz Canada, an affiliate of the H.J.
 Heinz Company (NYSE:   HNZ), today announced that James Krushelniski has been
 named President & CEO of Heinz Canada effective May 1, 2001, following the
 resignation of Mark Leckie, who has accepted a position outside the company.
     A native of Canada, Mr. Krushelniski is a 29-year Heinz veteran who began
 his career with the company as a Research Scientist at Heinz Canada after
 completing a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Guelph.
     Mr. Krushelniski has progressed within the company through a number of
 positions in the agriculture research, purchasing, logistics and operations
 areas. He was named General Manager -- Leamington Factory Operations in 1987,
 General Manager -- Manufacturing for Canada in 1993 and Vice President --
 Operations for Heinz North America (HNA) in 1993. Mr. Krushelniski was named
 to his most recent position of Executive Vice President -- Operations for HNA
 in 1996.
     "Jim Krushelniski's promotion to President & CEO, Heinz Canada, is in
 recognition of his tremendous accomplishments at HNA," said Joe Jimenez,
 President and CEO of Heinz North America. "He consistently delivers his
 financial targets, and has contributed much to the growth and performance of
 HNA over the years. His passion for Heinz Canada's business success, his
 proven leadership and his ability to deliver on his financial commitments to
 the company was key to his promotion today."
 
     ABOUT HEINZ: With sales over US$9 billion, H. J. Heinz Company is one of
 the world's leading marketers of branded foods to supermarkets and away-from-
 home eating establishments. One of the 50 Heinz companies operating in some
 200 countries, H.J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd is a leading provider of
 ketchup, infant food, pet food, beans, pasta and other food products such as
 tomato juice and soups. Among Heinz Canada's famous brands are Heinz, 9-Lives,
 Kibbles 'n Bits, Pounce, Bagel Bites and Pablum. The company employs some
 2,000 individuals at its headquarters, sales offices and manufacturing
 facilities across Canada. Information on Heinz is available at
 http://www.heinz.com.
 
     /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available
     on the Canadian Press Photo Network/
 
 

SOURCE H.J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd.
    TORONTO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ - Heinz Canada, an affiliate of the H.J.
 Heinz Company (NYSE:   HNZ), today announced that James Krushelniski has been
 named President & CEO of Heinz Canada effective May 1, 2001, following the
 resignation of Mark Leckie, who has accepted a position outside the company.
     A native of Canada, Mr. Krushelniski is a 29-year Heinz veteran who began
 his career with the company as a Research Scientist at Heinz Canada after
 completing a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Guelph.
     Mr. Krushelniski has progressed within the company through a number of
 positions in the agriculture research, purchasing, logistics and operations
 areas. He was named General Manager -- Leamington Factory Operations in 1987,
 General Manager -- Manufacturing for Canada in 1993 and Vice President --
 Operations for Heinz North America (HNA) in 1993. Mr. Krushelniski was named
 to his most recent position of Executive Vice President -- Operations for HNA
 in 1996.
     "Jim Krushelniski's promotion to President & CEO, Heinz Canada, is in
 recognition of his tremendous accomplishments at HNA," said Joe Jimenez,
 President and CEO of Heinz North America. "He consistently delivers his
 financial targets, and has contributed much to the growth and performance of
 HNA over the years. His passion for Heinz Canada's business success, his
 proven leadership and his ability to deliver on his financial commitments to
 the company was key to his promotion today."
 
     ABOUT HEINZ: With sales over US$9 billion, H. J. Heinz Company is one of
 the world's leading marketers of branded foods to supermarkets and away-from-
 home eating establishments. One of the 50 Heinz companies operating in some
 200 countries, H.J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd is a leading provider of
 ketchup, infant food, pet food, beans, pasta and other food products such as
 tomato juice and soups. Among Heinz Canada's famous brands are Heinz, 9-Lives,
 Kibbles 'n Bits, Pounce, Bagel Bites and Pablum. The company employs some
 2,000 individuals at its headquarters, sales offices and manufacturing
 facilities across Canada. Information on Heinz is available at
 http://www.heinz.com.
 
     /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available
     on the Canadian Press Photo Network/
 
 SOURCE H.J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd.