MCLEAN, Va. — Anton Vincent was named as the regional president for Mars Wrigley North America.
With more than 20 years of leadership experience within the U.S. food industry, Vincent brings a wealth of consumer expertise and perspective to Mars. He will join Mars Wrigley on May 20 from Greencore Group PLC, a global manufacturer of convenience foods. As CEO of Greencore USA, Vincent oversaw 13 plant locations across the country.
Prior to Greencore Group, Vincent spent much of his career with General Mills, holding various leadership roles including president of the Baking Division, president of the Frozen Frontier Division and president of the U.S. Snacks Division. At General Mills he was the president of its $3 billion U.S. Snacks division and 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.
He received an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business and a BBA in Finance from Sam Houston State University. Vincent is a native of Jackson, Miss.
“I am very excited to be joining the Mars business,” said Vincent. “I have long admired Mars’ deep history, global footprint and truly iconic brands, and I look forward to the opportunity to lead our talented teams to help bring more smiles to millions of consumers.”
Vincent was named to the National Black MBA Magazine's 2006 "Top 50 Under 50," and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 2008 Minority Corporate Executive of the Year.