Van Tassel to president of Post Foods unit

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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ST. LOUIS — Stephen Van Tassel has joined St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. as corporate vice-president and president of the recently acquired Post Foods business.

Mr. Van Tassel, who joined Ralcorp on Aug. 4 following the acquisition of Post Foods from Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Inc., will be responsible for managing and growing Post Foods and will report to David P. Skarie, co-chief executive officer and president of Ralcorp.

Mr. Van Tassel has spent the past 10 years with Kraft Foods, most recently as vice-president of marketing for the North America Post cereal category. Earlier, he was vice-president of the global biscuits category, and vice-president of Latin America snacks.

He began his career in marketing with General Mills, Inc. in 1979, later working at ConAgra Foods, Inc. in senior management positions within the company’s frozen foods division. He also worked at American Home Products Corp. as a senior vice-president of marketing, and International Home Foods, Inc. as senior vice-president and general manager of the snacks division.

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