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Company Overview of Mars, Incorporated

Company Overview

Mars, Incorporated, a confectionery company, produces and supplies candies. It offers chocolates; food products, including rice, sauces, durum wheat, herbs and spices, recipe bases, table sauces, marinades, mustards, relishes, finishing sauce, cheese, whole grain mixes, ready-made meals, and cooking aids; confections, such as gums, mints, and hard and chewy candies; and drinks that include coffee, tea, hot chocolates, and hassle-free drinks. The company also provides pet care products, including veterinary medicines, nutritious products, meals, and pet food, and treats. In addition, it offers cocoa extract supplements and DNA testing kits for canines. Mars, Incorporated was founded in 1891 a...

6885 Elm Street

McLean, VA 22101

United States

Founded in 1891

Phone:

703-821-4900

Fax:

703-448-9678

Key Executives for Mars, Incorporated

President
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Age: 53
Director and President of Symbioscience
President of Petcare Business
Age: 51
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Mars, Incorporated Key Developments

Mars Drinks Opens Global Headquarters in Pennsylvania

Mars, Incorporated has announced that Mars Drinks has opened its global headquarters in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The 196,000 square-foot facility is the center for innovative solutions that will enable Mars Drinks to better serve its customers in nearly every work environment. The company invested $29 million to renovate its global business campus that now includes coffee roasting capabilities to complement its coffee grinding and packaging operations. The company also expanded its R&D facilities and created 54 new full-time jobs, ranging from roasting operators to global marketing associates to R&D experts.

Mars, Incorporated Announces Executive Changes

Mars, Incorporated announced that Todd Lachman, current President, Mars Global Petcare, has decided to leave Mars at the end of 2014 to relocate his family to San Francisco, California. Poul Weihrauch has been appointed as President Mars Global Petcare, effective January 1, 2015. Poul is currently Global President of Mars Food. He also has accountability for Mars Drinks and European Multisales. After 6 years with Nestle, Poul joined Mars in 2000. He has been with Mars for 14 years, and in that time has worked in multiple categories, including Chocolate, Wrigley, Food and Drinks. Fiona Dawson, currently Regional President of Chocolate UK and Global Retail, will step into the role of Global President, Mars Food with accountability for Mars Drinks and European Multisales. Fiona began her Mars career in Sales in 1988 as a graduate trainee. After many years in Multisales in Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium, she became the head of the UK Chocolate business in 2005 and has since also added responsibility of the Mars Retail Group. Andrew Clarke, currently Regional President Petcare for Latin America, will become Mars, Incorporated's new Chief Customer Officer and a member of the Mars Leadership Team, effective February 15. This is a critical job responsible for driving strategic initiatives related to customers. Coming from Marks & Spencer(R), Andrew began with Mars in 2000 in UK Sales and over the next seven years took on increasing responsibility in the function as he moved between the Pet Specialty, Impulse and Grocery teams. Bruce McColl, Mars Chief Marketing Officer is being made a member of the Mars Leadership Team. Bruce joined Mars in 1992 in Australia as a brand manager. Over his 22 years in marketing at Mars, Bruce has worked across Mars' business brands, categories and geographies.

Fiona Dawson to Step into the Role of Global President, Mars Food

Fiona Dawson, currently Regional President of Chocolate UK and Global Retail, will step into the role of Global President, Mars Food with accountability for Mars Drinks and European Multisales. After many years in Multisales in Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium, she became the head of the UK Chocolate business in 2005 and has since also added responsibility of the Mars Retail Group.

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