Leadership biographies

John Church

John Church*


Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

As executive vice president of Supply Chain, John Church has responsibility for worldwide sourcing, product logistics, manufacturing and global engineering. He assumed this position in 2008.

  

Education
University of Wisconsin, bachelor's degree

Boards

Cereal Partners Worldwide
Yoplait S.A.
Allina Health

Church joined General Mills in 1988 as a product developer in the Big G cereal division. He led several new product initiatives including the development and commercialization of MultiGrain Cheerios in 1991.

He transferred into manufacturing in 1993 and held leadership roles before becoming plant manager of the Covington, Ga., plant in 1998. Church returned to Minneapolis in 2001 as director of Operations, Integration, where he led the successful integration of the manufacturing and logistics networks of The Pillsbury Company and General Mills. He was named vice president, Engineering in 2003.

Church represents General Mills as a board member for Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture with Nestle, S.A. He is also a board member Yoplait S.A. and Allina Health. 

* member of senior leadership team

 
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Kendall J. Powell
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Mark W. Addicks
Senior Vice President; Chief Marketing Officer

Y. Marc Belton
Executive Vice President, Global Strategy, Growth and Marketing Innovation

Gary Chu
Senior Vice President; President, Greater China

Juliana L. Chugg
Senior Vice President; President, Frozen Foods

John Church
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

David Clark
President, Yoplait USA

Michael L. Davis
Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources

David E. Dudick Sr.
Senior Vice President; President, General Mills Canada

Peter Erickson
Executive Vice President, Innovation, Technology and Quality

Olivier Faujour
Vice President; President, Yoplait International

Jeffrey L. Harmening
Executive Vice President; Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Retail

David P. Homer
Senior Vice President; President, General Mills Canada

Christina Law
Vice President; President, Asia, Middle East and Africa region

Luis Gabriel Merizalde
Senior Vice President

Michele S. Meyer
Sr. Vice President; President, Meals

Donal L. Mulligan
Executive Vice President; Chief Financial Officer

James H. Murphy
Senior Vice President, President Big G Cereals

Kimberly A. Nelson
Senior Vice President, External Relations; President, General Mills Foundation

Elizabeth Nordlie
Vice President; President, Small Planet Foods

Jonathon J. Nudi
Senior Vice President; President, Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Rebecca L. O'Grady
Vice President; President, Yoplait USA

Shawn P. O'Grady
Senior Vice President; President, Sales and Channel Development

Christopher D. O'Leary
Executive Vice President; Chief Operating Officer, International

Bethany C. Quam
Vice President; President, Convenience & Foodservice

Roderick A. Palmore
Executive Vice President; General Counsel; Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, and Secretary

Ann W.H. Simonds
Senior Vice President; President, Baking Products

Anton Vincent
Vice President; President, Snacks

Sean N. Walker
Senior Vice President; President, Latin America

Jacqueline R. Williams-Roll
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources Operations

Kristen Wenker
Senior Vice President; Financial Operations

Keith A. Woodward
Senior Vice President; Financial Operations

Jerry Young
Vice President, Controller