New year brings in new CEOs in a variety of industries

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New year brings in new CEOs in a variety of industries

The new year has brought in new CEOs at some major companies in a variety of industries, including retail, shipping and food.

In 2022 companies revealed that there would be leadership changes in 2023.

A Dec. 14 report by Challenger, Gray Christmas found that over 1,100 CEOs were announced in the U.S. between January and November 2022. The outplacement firm said that was the lowest January-to-November total in five years.

There are some firms that have had new CEOs take over since the beginning of the year.

The head of the retail giant Adidas was Bjorn Gulden, who was formerly the head of rival Puma for over nine years.

Maria Black took over as CEO of the payroll company after two decades of working at ADP. In October, Carlos Rodriguez was announced to take over the role.

In November, Cargill hired COO Brian Sikes to replace longtime CEO Dave MacLennan. Sikes' tenure as chief executive began on the first day of the new year.

Vincent Clerc replaced S ren Skou as CEO of Danish shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk A S.

Colonial Pipeline, a major pipeline operator, said Melanie Little would take over for retiring CEO Joe Blount Jr. in mid-December.

An earlier version of this story said that new Nikola CEO Michael Lohscheller took over in 2023. He assumed the CEO role in November 2022.