Greencore Group, an international manufacturer of convenience foods, announced the appointment of Anton Vincent as CEO of Greencore USA, a subsidiary of UK-listed Greencore.
Vincent has more than 20 years’ leadership in the U.S. food manufacturing industry. He joins Greencore from General Mills, where he most recently was the president of its $3 billion U.S. Snacks division. He was a member of the corporate operating committee and board member of General Mills’ 301 Inc. Vincent’s early career experiences include leadership roles at MCI Telecommunications (now Verizon) and Fidelity Investments. He is also a former Applebee’s International franchisee. Vincent graduated with an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and BBA in finance from Sam Houston State University. Vincent is a native of Jackson, Miss.
Greencore Group supplies chilled, frozen and ambient foods to retailers and food service customers in the U.K. and U.S. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, it employs approximately 15,000 people in 28 manufacturing facilities across the globe. On average, it manufactures around 1.5 billion sandwiches, more than 600 million salad and lunch kits, and 140 million entrees every year.
Speaking about his new role, Vincent said, “Greencore has a differential value proposition that positions it as an invaluable partner in helping diverse, large scale customers innovate to serve rapidly evolving food values around the globe. The investment in the U.S. market is a key driver in Greencore’s global growth efforts and I’m excited to be a part of this growth focused, global organization.”
Commenting on the appointment, Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore, said, " Since February 2018, we have stabilized performance, refined our strategy and strengthened our team in the U.S. Anton will help us to build on momentum in the U.S., as we drive substantial growth and improve returns in our U.S. business.”
Vincent will lead Greencore U.S. from its U.S. headquarters in Chicago.