Hanold Associates Recruits Griffith Food’s SVP of People


Hanold Associates has recruited Griffith Food’s Senior Vice President of People (Chief HR Officer), Henry Artalejo. Keri Gavin, Mayank Parikh and Jason Hanold led the search for this Chicago-based role.

Henry Artalejo comes to Griffith from Ingredion where he was Vice President of Human Resources. Before that he was Head of Human Resources for Godiva Chocolatier. As the Senior Vice President of People at Griffith Foods, Mr. Artalejo will report to TC Chatterjee, Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for leading the strategic, analytical and tactical aspects of the people function for Griffith Foods globally. He will provide strategic HR guidance and thought leadership to cultivate a culture of continuous improvement, organizational health & effectiveness, effective communications and sustainable change. This position will have a pivotal role in enabling the execution of the company’s purpose-driven strategy that supports the community and preserves the planet while fostering continued successful performance.

“Henry is an exceptional HR executive who possess the perfect blend of leadership traits and experiences for Griffith Foods. Henry and CEO, TC Chatterjee, and Chairman, Brian Griffith, have already forged a strong relationship and will continue to drive Griffith’s triple-bottom line Sustainability Platform (People, Planet and Performance) which promotes a purpose-driven strategy that supports the community and preserves the planet while fostering continued successful performance. Henry’s leadership will have a lasting positive impact on Griffith Foods and the good they do in the world,” said Keri Gavin, Partner on the search.

Griffith Foods was founded in 1919 to bring safety, quality and excellent taste into the food industry. Now a global food product development partner entering its 100th year as a family-owned business, the company continues to build on its legacy of meeting the evolving needs of customers and consumers around the world, driven by the purpose – We Blend Care and Creativity to Nourish the World.

For food companies around the world, Griffith Foods is the caring, creative product development partner specializing in fully customized food ingredients and recipes, including seasonings, sauces, batter, flour breading, flavors and more. With locations in over 20 countries and a workforce of over 4,000 associates, the Griffith Foods family works closely with food service companies, retail groups, snack companies, protein processors and other customers, helping their partners meet the evolving needs and cravings of consumers in ways that respect and sustain the planet.