Kostas Kontopanos has been named president of Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. US, moving up from his previous position as vice president of marketing.

Kontopanos succeeds Suzan Harrison, who was appointed president, commercial business analytics at Colgate-Palmolive in January. Since joining Colgate-Palmolive in 1992, Kontopanos has held many marketing roles of increasing scope and responsibility, including director of the Kolynos Division in Brazil and marketing director of Colgate Portugal. Kontopanos became general manager of Hill's Canada in 2004 and marketing director of Colgate in 2007 for the Latin America division.

“Ours is a passionate, mission-driven organization and I am truly honored and excited to lead the Hill’s US team,” said Kontopanos. “In my new role, I will reinforce our focus on innovation in Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Science Diet petfoods to offer new, precisely balanced nutritional products that will help pets around the world live longer, healthier, happier lives."