Board of Directors

  • Patrick J. Moore

    Chairman of the Board
    Energizer Holdings, Inc.

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    PJM Advisors, LLC

    Mr. Moore has served as the Company’s Chairman since 2018. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of PJM Advisors, LLC, a private equity investment and advisory firm. Prior to PJM, Mr. Moore served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, a leader in integrated containerboard and corrugated package products and paper recycling, from 2002 to 2011 upon its acquisition by RockTenn Company. During his 24-year tenure at Smurfit, Mr. Moore also served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President—Treasurer and General Manager of the Company’s Industrial Packaging division. Mr. Moore previously held positions in corporate lending, international banking and corporate administration at Continental Bank in Chicago. He is on the board of Archer Daniels Midland Company and serves as Chairman of the North American Review Board of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.

    Mr. Moore’s experience and financial expertise contribute to the oversight of overall financial performance and reporting by our Board as well as operational and strategic oversight.

  • Mark S. LaVigne

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Energizer Holdings, Inc.

    Mr. LaVigne has served as Energizer’s Chief Executive Officer since January 2021, and as its President since 2019. Mr. LaVigne served as Energizer’s Chief Operating Officer from 2015 through December 2020. He previously served as Executive Vice President from 2015 to 2019. Mr. LaVigne was with our former parent company since 2010. Mr. LaVigne led our Spin-off from our former parent company in 2015, in addition to serving as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. LaVigne was a partner at Bryan Cave LLP from 2007 to 2010, where he advised our former parent company on several strategic acquisitions.

    Mr. LaVigne’s long tenure at the Company and deep understanding of the consumer packaged goods industry, the Company’s businesses and his leadership role as Chief Executive Officer enable him to provide valuable contributions with respect to strategy, growth and long-range plans.

  • Cynthia Brinkley

    Retired Chief Administrative and Markets Officer
    Centene Corporation

    Ms. Brinkley was Chief Administrative and Markets Officer for Centene Corporation, a government services managed care company from 2018 until 2019. Ms. Brinkley served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Centene from 2017 until 2018, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Development of Centene from 2016 until 2017 and as Executive Vice President, International Operations and Business Integration of Centene from 2014 until 2016. Prior to joining Centene in 2014, Ms. Brinkley was Vice President of Global Human Resources for General Motors from 2011 to 2013. Prior to GM, she was Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer for AT&T from 2008 to 2011. Ms. Brinkley worked for SBC Communications from 1986 to 2008, lastly as President of SBC / AT&T Missouri, when SBC Communications acquired AT&T.

    Ms. Brinkley brings significant experience in communications and human capital management as well as extensive experience as a senior executive at Fortune 10 and Fortune 200 companies to our Board of Directors and provides the Board with a unique perspective on high-profile issues facing our core businesses.

  • Rebecca Frankiewicz

    Chief Commercial Officer, President North America
    ManpowerGroup Inc.

    Ms. Frankiewicz has served as the Chief Commercial Officer, President North America, responsible for over $10B in revenue and over 4,000 employees of ManpowerGroup Inc., a world leader in innovation workforce solutions, since June 2022. Prior to her current position, Ms. Frankiewicz served as President, North America from July 2017 to May 2022. Before joining ManpowerGroup, Ms. Frankiewicz held a variety of different roles, including leading Quaker Foods North America for PepsiCo. She held roles in innovation, strategy, marketing/sales and finance functions at PepsiCo from 2006 to 2017. Prior to PepsiCo, Ms. Frankiewicz served as a consultant at Deloitte Consulting and Andersen Consulting and began her career at Procter & Gamble Company.

    Ms. Frankiewicz’ extensive senior leadership experience advising international consumer goods companies on complex management and strategy matters provides unique perspective and expertise to the Board’s strategic planning process.  Additionally, Ms. Frankiewicz’ leadership role at a leading global workforce solutions company provides the Board with insight on human capital management issues, including recruitment, retention and inclusion and diversity.

  • Kevin Hunt

    Retired Chief Executive Officer and President
    Ralcorp Holdings

    Mr. Hunt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., a private-brand food and food service products company, from 2012 to 2013 upon its acquisition by ConAgra Foods, Inc. Mr. Hunt previously served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of Ralcorp Holdings from 2003 to 2011 and Corporate Vice President from 1995 to 2003. Prior to joining Ralcorp Holdings, he was Director of Strategic Planning for Ralston Purina and before that he was employed in various roles in international and domestic markets and general management by American Home Products Corporation.

    As a former Chief Executive Officer and President of a NYSE-listed company, Mr. Hunt brings his considerable experience to our Board and the Committees thereof on which he serves.

  • James Johnson

    Retired General Counsel
    Loop Capital Markets, LLC

    Mr. Johnson served as General Counsel of Loop Capital Markets LLC, a financial services firm, from 2010 until his retirement in 2014. From 1998 to 2009, Mr. Johnson served in a number of positions at The Boeing Company, an aerospace and defense firm, including Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel from 2003 until 2007, and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Airplanes from 2007 until 2009. In 2018, Mr. Johnson completed the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program and earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, demonstrating his commitment to board-level cyber-risk oversight.

    As a former General Counsel of a financial services firm and a former Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel of an aerospace and defense firm, Mr. Johnson provides our board with extensive executive management and leadership experience, as well as strong legal, compliance, risk management, corporate governance and compensation skills.

  • Donal L. Mulligan

    Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    General Mills, Inc.

    Mr. Mulligan served as Chief Financial Officer of General Mills, Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods, from 2007 until his retirement in 2020. Mr. Mulligan joined General Mills in 2001 and held various senior management positions including Vice President, Financial Operations for the International division, Vice President, Financial Operations for Operations and Technology and Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining General Mills, Mr. Mulligan gained extensive experience in financial management, operations, and international administration in positions with Pillsbury, PepsiCo and YUM! Brands.

    Mr. Mulligan brings deep financial expertise and leadership experience in the consumer packaged goods industry to the Board, as well as demonstrated strength in business analytics and global expansion.

  • Nneka Rimmer

    Retired President - Global Flavors and Extracts
    McCormick & Company

    Ms. Rimmer was President - Global Flavors and Extracts at McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in flavor, seasonings and spices, where she was responsible for accelerating growth for the company’s global business in compound and encapsulated flavors, extracts, reaction flavor materials, and fragrances from August 2020 until her retirement in April 2021. Ms. Rimmer previously served as SVP, Business Transformation for McCormick and held other roles of increasing responsibility within the company, including SVP, Strategy and Global Enablement and SVP, Corporate Strategy and Development.  Prior to joining McCormick in 2015, Ms. Rimmer was a Partner and Managing Director with the Boston Consulting Group. While at Boston Consulting Group for 13 years, she executed large-scale transformation initiatives working with large, global consumer goods corporations. Her areas of strategic expertise include trade, competition, international growth, go-to-market as well as organizational development. Ms. Rimmer also serves as a Director at Constellation Energy and a Trustee of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

    Ms. Rimmer brings to the Company significant brand-building expertise. Her prior executive leadership roles enable her to provide valuable contributions with respect to creativity and vision for long-term growth. Ms. Rimmer’s extensive consumer products background allows her to contribute valuable insights regarding the Company’s industry, operations, and strategy.

  • Robert V. Vitale

    Chief Executive Officer
    Post Holdings, Inc.

    Mr. Vitale has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Post Holdings, Inc. since 2014. Post is a consumer-packaged goods holding company operating in the center-of-the-store, refrigerated, food service and food ingredient categories. Mr. Vitale joined Post in 2011 as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Vitale also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of BellRing Brands, Inc., a Company that spun-off from Post. Prior to joining Post, Mr. Vitale led AHM Financial Group, LLC (2006-2011), an insurance brokerage and wealth management firm, and was a partner in Westgate Equity Partners, LLC, a consumer products private equity firm (1996-2006). He managed Corporate Finance at Boatmen’s Bancshares (1994-1996) and started his career at KPMG in 1987. 

    Mr. Vitale’s strong leadership, deep M&A expertise and accounting and financial background, along with his knowledge of consumer products businesses, brings critical expertise to our Board of Directors.