Gary is a highly seasoned sales executive who spent over 35 years at Nestle. He has developed and managed sales organizations that were responsible for brand and product portfolios with aggregate sales in excess of $5 billion. He has experience across various channels, including retail grocery, mass, value, pet specialty and convenience, as well as integrating brands and sales organizations in connection with acquisitions.
Most recently, Gary was the Division Vice President of Sales within the Confections division of Nestle USA, where he led the successful national sales launch of Wonka Chocolate and Skinny Cow Confections. Earlier in his career, he was the Division Vice President of Sales within Nestle’s Pet division, where he was responsible for the sales integration of Friskies Pet Food into Nestle Purina. Prior to moving into the Pet division, Gary was an original member of the leadership team that created the sales organization within Nestle USA for consolidating the ambient and frozen brands into one customer-facing organization. Gary began his career in various field sales roles with the Carnation Company and Nestle USA.
Gary earned a Bachelor of Science, with concentrations in Finance and Management, from Oregon State University. He also enjoys travel and is an avid snow skier, fly fisherman and outdoorsman.