Board of Directors

  • Patrick J. Moore

    Chairman of the Board
    Energizer Holdings, Inc.

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    PJM Advisors, LLC

    Mr. Moore is Chairman of Energizer's Board of Directors and 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. Smurfit filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2009 and emerged in June 2010. Mr. Moore previously held positions in corporate lending, international banking and corporate administration at Continental Bank in Chicago. He serves on the North American Review Board of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. and on the Board of Archer Daniels Midland Company. He is a former director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., Exelis, Inc. and Rentech, 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 was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2021.  Prior to then he served as Energizer’s President from November 2019 and Energizer’s Chief Operating Officer since 2015. He previously served as Executive Vice President from 2015 to November 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 instrumental role in leading the Company’s spin-off from its former parent company enable him to provide valuable contributions with respect to strategy, growth and long-range plans.

  • Carlos Abrams-Rivera

    U.S. Zone President
    Kraft Heinz

    Mr. Abrams-Rivera is the U.S. Zone President of The Kraft Heinz Company.  Prior to this Carlos served as Executive Vice President of Campbell Soup Company, a multinational food company from November 2019 until February 2020, and as President of Campbell Snacks, a $4 billion business, from 2018. Mr. Abrams-Rivera joined Campbell Soup Company in 2015 as President of Pepperidge Farm where he led the turnaround of the business and the strategic work to develop the company’s snack strategy and the acquisition of Snyder’s Lance, Inc. Mr. Abrams-Rivera previously spent 21 years in leadership roles with the business that is today known as Mondelēz International, which encompasses the former Kraft Foods global snack and food brands. His prior roles included President of Gum & Candy for Mondelēz Latin America and President of Mondelēz Mexico.

    Mr. Abrams-Rivera’s rich international experience, strong consumer packaged goods background and expertise in launching new products, brand-building, marketing and partnership with customers across sales channels provides a perspective needed for long-term shareholder value.

  • Bill Armstrong

    Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Cargill Animal Nutrition

    Mr. Armstrong is a private equity investor and a former director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. and Edgewell, our former parent company.
    From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Armstrong served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Cargill Animal Nutrition. Prior to his employment with Cargill, Mr. Armstrong served as Chief Operating Officer of Agribrands International, Inc., an international agricultural products business, and as Executive Vice President of Operations of the international agricultural products business of Ralston Purina Company. He also served as managing director of Ralston’s Philippine operations, and during his tenure there, was a director of the American Chamber of Commerce.
    As a result of Mr. Armstrong’s international and operational background, as well as his extensive experience with corporate transactions, he provides a global perspective to the Board, which has become increasingly important as our international operations represent a significant portion of our annual sales.

  • Cynthia Brinkley

    Retired Chief Administrative and Markets Officer
    Centene Corporation

    Ms. Brinkley served as Chief Administrative and Markets Officer for Centene Corporation, a government services managed care company, from June 2018 until her retirement in February 2019. At Centene, Ms. Brinkley had responsibility for overseeing global corporate development, integration and international operations. 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 also serves as a director of Ameren Corporation.
    Ms. Brinkley brings significant experience in communications and human resources 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

    ManpowerGroup North America

    In 2017, Ms. Frankiewicz joined ManpowerGroup, a world leader in innovative workforce solutions, as the President of ManpowerGroup North America, a $3 billion segment comprised of 4,000 employees and 11,000 clients. 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 until 2017. Prior to PepsiCo, Ms. Frankiewicz served as a consultant at Deloitte Consulting and Andersen Consulting and began her career at Procter & Gamble.

    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 one of the leading global workforce solutions companies provides the Board with insight on human capital management challenges, including recruitment, retention, 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 January 2012 to January 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. Mr. Hunt serves as a director of the Clearwater Paper Corporation, and also serves as Senior Advisor to C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc. He is a former director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.
    As a former CEO 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 November 2010 until his retirement in January 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 to his retirement in March 2009. He is also a director of Ameren Corporation, Hanesbrands Inc. and Edgewell.

    In February 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. from August 2007 until his retirement in February 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.  He is also a director of Tennant Company and Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

    Mr. Mulligan brings deep financial expertise and leadership experience in the consumer packaged goods industry to the Board.  His demonstrated strengths in business analytics and global expansion complement the Board’s existing composition. 

  • Nneka Rimmer

    Retired President - Global Flavors and Extracts
    McCormick & Company

    Nneka served as McCormick’s President – Global Flavors and Extracts until her retirement in April 2021. 

    Ms. Rimmer joined McCormick in 2015 and prior to becoming President – Global Flavors and Extracts she served as SVP, Business Transformation. She held other roles in increasing responsibility within the company, including SVP, Strategy and Global Enablement and SVP, Corporate Strategy and Development. While at McCormick she served as a member of McCormick’s Management Committee and the Global Flavor Solutions Council.

    Prior to joining McCormick, she was a Partner and Managing Director with Boston Consulting Group, where 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 strategies and organizational development.

    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 is President and Chief Executive Officer of Post Holdings, Inc. Post is a nearly $6 billion diversified food company with leading positions in ready to eat cereal, value added egg products, sports nutrition and various private brand categories. Rob joined Post in 2011 as its Chief Financial Officer.
    Prior to joining Post, Rob 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 also serves on the Board of Directors of Post Holdings, Inc. and as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of BellRing Brands, Inc., the spin-off of Post’s active nutrition unit.

    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.