“Serving the World by Making Food People Love: General Mills Sustainable Supply Chain Journey”


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

6:00PM to 8:30PM

Executive Education Center at the Carlson School (2-260)




Mr. John Church

Executive Vice President,

Supply ChainGeneral Mills



6:00PM – 6:45PM: Registration & appetizers

6:45PM – 7PM: Welcome and Announcements

7PM – 7:45PM: Speaker John Church followed by Q&A

7:45PM – 8:30PM: Reception to follow



Biography:  John R. 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 several leadership roles before returning to Minneapolis in 2001 as director of Operations, Integration. He was named vice president, Engineering in 2003. Church represents General Mills as a board member for Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture with Nestlé, S.A. He is also a board member of Yoplait S.A. and Allina Health.  Mr. Church holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


RSVP is required and can be done by contacting Erin Bocock at eebocock@umn.edu or 612-625-5348 by Friday, April 28