Hain Celestial (HAIN)

Filed: 30 Dec 21, 4:09pm





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 29, 2021






(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 0-22818 22-3240619

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



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(I.R.S. Employer

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1111 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success, NY 11042

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (516) 587-5000

Former name or former address, if changed since last report: N/A



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Common Stock, par value $.01 per share HAIN The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On December 29, 2021, the Board of Directors of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed David J. Karch as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Karch will continue to oversee the Company’s productivity and transformation initiatives and the supply chain function.

Mr. Karch, age 60, served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer from January 2020 to December 2021, with oversight of the Company’s productivity and transformation initiatives and, since July 2021, the supply chain function. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Karch was the Chief Operating Officer of C&D Technologies, Inc., a provider of battery power solutions, from October 2018 to January 2020, with responsibilities including leading nine manufacturing sites in the United States, Mexico and China spanning environmental, health & safety, procurement, quality, advanced manufacturing and managing the integration of a significant acquisition. Prior to that, over the course of 20 years commencing in 1998, he served in roles of increasing responsibility at HARMAN International, a provider of connected technologies for automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets, most recently as Executive Vice President, Operations from 2014 to February 2018 with responsibilities for more than 12,000 employees and 22 sites.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: December 30, 2021



 Kristy M. Meringolo

Name:  Kristy M. Meringolo
Title:  EVP, General Counsel
 and Corporate Secretary