W. Patrick McGinnis
Retired Chairman of the Board
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Mr. McGinnis served as Chairman of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company from January 2015 until his retirement in January 2017. Mr. McGinnis served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a pet foods company, from 2001 through January 1, 2015. From 1980 to 1999, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Ralston Purina Company, including President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McGinnis serves on the Board of Caleres, Inc. and is a former director of Edgewell, our former parent company.
Mr. McGinnis has over forty years of experience in consumer products industries, including almost twenty years as chief executive of the Purina pet food business. As a result, he has expertise with respect to marketing and other commercial issues, competitive challenges, and long-term strategic planning, as well as valuable perspectives with respect to potential acquisitions of consumer products businesses that make him an invaluable member of our Board.