Petrovich to president of Wrigley
October 20, 2008
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
CHICAGO — The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. has named Dushan Petrovich as president effective immediately.
"Duke has played an important role in the transformation and ongoing growth of Wrigley throughout the years," said Bill Wrigley, Jr., chairman. "He has served on our executive leadership team for more than 10 years and has proven himself to be a strong and visionary leader. Given his experience, combined with his ability to respect the company’s heritage while remaining focused on the future, Duke is the right leader at the right time for our company."
Mr. Petrovich has been with Wrigley for more than 30 years, most recently in the role of senior vice-president and chief administrative officer. In his new role, he will be responsible for worldwide strategy, operations and business performance. He will continue to work closely with Mr. Wrigley, and both men will report to Paul S. Michaels, president and chief executive officer of Mars, Inc. Mars recently acquired Wrigley.