General Mills has new president in Canada

Company veteran Dave Dudick takes over from outgoing head Dave Homer

General Mills Canada has a new president. Dave Dudick, a company veteran stateside, officially takes the top job May 1.

Dudick (in photo), who also holds the title senior-vice president, has worked for the cereal and consumer packaged goods giant for 34 years.

He replaces Dave Homer, who was named CEO of Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture of General Mills and Nestlé. Homer had been president and SVP of General Mills Canada since 2008

Dudick joined General Mills in 1979, and, after holding various U.S. sales positions, was promoted to region sales manager in 1993.

Since then he’s held several titles within the company including field sales director Ahold region, VP Walmart and VP U.S. channels.

His most recent position was SVP and president of General Mills’ convenience and foodservice division, a job he assumed in 2012.

Dudick has a BA from Wilkes University, a masters in marketing from St. Joseph’s University, and a juris doctorate degree from Temple University.

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