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Mars announces leadership changes

Staff writer | McLean, Va., USA | September 26, 2014
MarsSeptember 26, 2014, McLean, Va., USA - Mars, Incorporated announced that Todd Lachman, current president, Mars Global Petcare, has decided to leave Mars at the end of 2014.
Mr. Lachman has been with Mars for 8 years, first leading the Chocolate North America and Latin America business before moving into the lead role of the Mars Global Petcare business.

Poul Weihrauch has been appointed as President Mars Global Petcare, effective January 1, 2015.

Mr. Weihrauch is currently Global President of Mars Food. He also has accountability for Mars Drinks and European Multisales. After 6 years with Nestle, he 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.

Ms. Dawson 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.

Coming from Marks & Spencer, Mr. Clarke 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. Since then, he has taken multiple general manager roles across the business.

Bruce McColl, Mars’ Chief Marketing Officer is being made a member of the Mars Leadership Team.

Mr.McColl joined Mars in 1992 in Australia as a brand manager. Over his 22 years in marketing at Mars, he has worked across Mars’ business brands, categories and geographies.