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Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Names Dushan Petrovich President

Staff writer | Chicago, Ill., USA | October 20, 2008
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company  Dushan PetrovichOctober 20, 2008, Chicago, Ill., USA - The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company named Dushan (Duke) Petrovich as President, effective immediately. The Wrigley Company was acquired and became a subsidiary of privately held Mars on October 6.
Mr. Petrovich has been with Wrigley for more than 30 years and will be responsible for the company's worldwide strategy, operations and business performance. A native of the Wrigley Company's hometown of Chicago, Mr. Petrovich began his career in the Wrigley finance department and later served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Vice President, Corporate Treasurer. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Petrovich has been responsible for many of the company's vital functions, including global supply chain, global procurement, information technology, People, Learning and Development (the company's human resources organization), corporate communications and global real estate. Mr. Petrovich also has responsibilities for commercial operations in Latin America. Mr. Petrovich is President of the Wrigley Foundation and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.