Minneapolis / MN. (gm) General Mills Inc. reports that Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Jim Lawrence has announced plans to retire from the company and has accepted a senior-level position with another major international firm. Don Mulligan has been elected executive vice president and chief financial officer of General Mills, effective August 01.
Atlanta / GA. (ac) AmeriCold Logistics announces that Ronald B. Hutchison has joined the company as its chief financial officer. Hutchison comes to AmeriCold from Interstate Bakeries Corporation in Kansas City.
Oak Brook / IL. (mdc) McDonald’s Corporation announced that Matthew Paull, Chief Financial Officer, intends to retire after a distinguished career with the company. Paull, who was named CFO in 2001, will pursue a teaching career.
Miami / FL. (bk) Burger King Corporation announces senior leadership appointments in four key departments as the company positions itself to meet aggressive global growth targets in fiscal 2008.
Battle Creek / MG. (kc) Kellogg Company announced management changes intended to further broaden the experience of several of its senior executive leaders. John A. Bryant is appointed executive vice president, Kellogg Company, president, Kellogg North America. He will retain the role of chief financial officer.
Bagsvaerd / DK. (nz) At EuropaBio´s Annual General Assembly in Brussels in June Steen Riisgaard was elected chairman of the industry association. He takes over the position from Hans Kast, President and CEO of BASF Plant Science Holding AG.
Kansas City / MO. (ibc) Interstate Bakeries Corp. (IBC) announced the resignation of Ronald B. Hutchison as executive vice president and chief financial officer. J. Randall Vance, senior vice president finance and treasurer, will serve as interim CFO and oversee the company´s financial operations until a permanent successor to Hutchison is named.
Minneapolis / MN. (prn) The Schwan Food Company is a multibillion-dollar private company with approximately 22.000 employees worldwide. Based out of Marshall, Minnesota, the company sells fine frozen foods on its traditional delivery trucks, in grocery-store freezers, online and in the foodservice industry. Through the operations of its business units, Schwan products have a solid presence in roughly 50 countries.
Kansas City / MO. (ibc) Interstate Bakeries Corp. (IBC) reports that board member Philip Vachon (49) has resigned as chairman and CEO of Liberate Technologies Inc. (LT), which owned 2,25 million shares or four percent of the US bakery group common stock as of February 28.