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Former General Mills exec takes reins at Greencore USA

August 1, 2018
Consumer Packaged Goods

Anton Vincent has been named chief executive officer of Greencore USA, a manufacturer of convenience foods.

Mr. Vincent has more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. food manufacturing industry, most recently as president of the U.S. Snacks division at General Mills, Inc., a position he held from 2014-16. Earlier, he was president of General Mills’ Frozen Frontier division and president of Baking.

Prior to General Mills he held leadership roles at MCI Telecommunications and Fidelity Investments. He also is a former Applebee’s International franchisee.

Mr. Vincent received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Sam Houston State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

“Since February 2018, we have stabilized performance, refined our strategy and strengthened our team in the U.S.,” said Patrick Coveney, group c.e.o. of Greencore. “Anton will help us to build on momentum in the U.S., as we drive substantial growth and improve returns in our U.S. business. He brings outstanding leadership skills, deep commercial expertise and strong U.S. food industry relationships. I, together with other group leaders, look forward to working closely with Anton to deliver on Greencore’s exciting strategic, performance and cultural agenda.”

Greencore U.S. operates 13 facilities across the United States. The company entered the United States in 2008 and now produces a range of fresh, frozen and ambient products, including sandwiches, meal kits and salad kits.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Greencore P.L.C. employs approximately 15,000 at 28 manufacturing facilities across the U.K. and the United States. On average, the company makes about 1.5 billion sandwiches, more than 600 million salad and lunch kits, and 140 million ready meals every year.

By Eric Schroeder

Source: Food Business News

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