John Church has responsibility for worldwide sourcing, product logistics, manufacturing and global engineering at General Mills. He assumed this position in 2008.
John 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 commercialisation of MultiGrain Cheerios in 1991.
He transferred into manufacturing in 1993 and held leadership roles before becoming Plant Manager at Covington, Ga. plant in 1998. Church returned to Minneapolis in 2001 as Director of Operations Integration, where he led the successful integration of the manufacturing and logistics networks of The Pillsbury Company and General Mills. He was named Vice President, Engineering in 2003.
John represents General Mills as a board member for Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture with Nestle, S.A. He is also a board member of the Courage Center in Golden Valley, Minnesota a nonprofit organisation dedicated to advancement of individuals with disabilities.