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Post Elevates Future Leaders at Weetabix and Refrigerated Retail Businesses

June 4, 2024
Promotions from within will deal with expected retirements of leaders of those two units.

Post Holdings on June 3 announced leadership changes at its Weetabix and Refrigerated Retail businesses, both to cope with upcoming retirements.

At Weetabix, the British cereal producer, Colm O’Dwyer, currently commercial director, on Oct. 1 will succeed Sally Abbott as managing director. She will then transition to a strategic advisor role until her planned retirement on March 31, 2025.

Abbott joined Weetabix in 2008 as marketing director, prior to Post’s ownership, which began in 2017, and she led the brands for the past nine years. O’Dwyer joined Weetabix in 2016 from Coca-Cola Enterprises in the U.K., eventually becoming general manager of the Weetabix On-The-Go business. In 2018, he became commercial director, and he added responsibility for Weetabix’s international business in 2022.

At Refrigerated Retail, current president/CEO Mark Delahanty will transition to a strategic advisor role on Dec. 1, through his planned retirement date of May 31, 2025. Mike McCoy, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer of Post Refrigerated Retail, will succeed Delahanty as president/CEO this Oct. 1.

Delahanty joined Post Holdings in 2016 with the acquisition of MOM Brands, where he served as senior vice president and general manager from 2013 to 2018. He then served as chief operating officer of the newly formed Post Consumer Brands from 2018 to 2019, where he was instrumental in the integration of the two companies.

McCoy has been EVP and CFO since 2019. He started in the advisory practices of EY and Deloitte, working with publicly traded and privately held companies across a variety of industries. During this time, he first started working with Post as a client, before transitioning into Post as vice president of internal audit in 2014. Following Post’s acquisition of Bob Evans Farms in 2018, McCoy became that unit’s EVP and chief administrative officer.

Adam Gonsiorowski, with Bob Evans Farms since 2014 and currently vice president of finance since 2019, will succeed McCoy as CFO.

About the Author

Dave Fusaro | Editor in Chief

Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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