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John R. Church

John R. Church, Chief Transformation and Enterprise Services Officer

Education


University of Wisconsin, bachelor's degree

Boards


Cereal Partners Worldwide
Yoplait S.A.



John Church is the Chief Transformation and Enterprise Services Officer at General Mills, leading and implementing large-scale transformation efforts, with additional accountability for the company’s Sustainability and Social Impact, Security and Shared Services.



Church assumed his current role in July 2021 after serving as Chief Supply Chain Officer since 2008, with global accountability for Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing, Engineering, Human Safety, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Security and Global Shared Services.



John joined General Mills in 1988 as a product developer for the Cereal business. He led several new-product launches including the development and commercialization of Multi-Grain Cheerios. He subsequently assumed positions of increasing responsibility in research and development and manufacturing, including plant manager at the company’s largest cereal and snacks facility.



In 2001, John led the successful integration of the Pillsbury and General Mills manufacturing and logistics networks. He was promoted to Vice President, Engineering in 2003, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations in 2007. Church became Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2008, and global shared services and security were added to his responsibilities in 2017.



John serves as the lead director for the supervisory board of Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture with Nestle, and as lead director for the supervisory board of Yoplait, S. A., a joint venture with Groupe Sodiaal. He is also the Executive Sponsor for General Mills’ Hispanic Employee Network.



Church holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He resides in Orono, MN with his wife Klerissa, and has four children.