General Mills has named David Dudick president of its Bakeries & Foodservice business segment, succeeding John Machuzick, who is retiring on August 1. Dudick brings more than 30 years of experience with General Mills to his new role. After joining the company in 1979, he progressed through the sales organization in a number of manager and director roles before he was promoted to vice president in July 2004. Most recently, Dudick was senior vice president of sales for U.S. channels, leading the company’s business with supercenters, drug and discount, club, and dollar stores.
“I look forward to leading the continued expansion of General Mills’ great brand portfolio in away-from-home channels,” says Dudick. “We will continue to leverage the division’s cross-functional expertise and world-class capabilities to add value for our customers."
Machuzick is retiring following a distinguished 34-year career with General Mills, including nine years as president of Bakeries & Foodservice. He also has served as a board member of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association for the past seven years.