Cal Dooley, a fourth-generation farmer and for 14 years a U.S Representative from California and member of the House Agriculture Committee, resigned as president/CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Assn., Washington. On Sept. 8, Dooley will become president/CEO of the American Chemistry Council.
C. Manly Molpus, who headed GMA from 1990 until his retirement in 2006, returns Sept. 2 as interim president/CEO, while a search for a permanent replacement is under way. Molpus heads his own consulting firm, Molpus Advisory Group.
Two and a half years ago, Dooley took over what then was the National Food Processors Assn., presiding first over a name change to the Food Products Assn. and then over the 2007 merger with the then Grocery Manufacturers of America.
I would like to thank Cal Dooley for the leadership he has provided to GMA since taking the helm in January 2007, said Doug Conant, president/CEO of Campbell Soup Co. and chairman of the GMA board. As a result of the GMA-FPA merger, GMA is now an advocacy, supply chain and scientific powerhouse on behalf of our industry.