USA – Renowned consumer packaged goods firm Post Holdings has named Colm O’Dwyer the new managing director of its cereal brand Weetabix, effective October 1, 2024. 

Abbott,  the current managing director, joined Weetabix in 2008 as marketing director and was pivotal in integrating Weetabix into Post Holdings following its acquisition in 2017. She will retire on March 31, 2025, and will transition to an advisory role in the meantime. 

Before her tenure at Weetabix, Abbott was the marketing director for Kraft Foods’ UK Chocolate and EU Toblerone.

Colm O’Dwyer, currently the commercial director at Weetabix, joined Weetabix from Coca-Cola Enterprises in 2016 as head of in-store excellence and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming general manager of the Weetabix On-The-Go business in March 2016. 

He was promoted to commercial director in 2018 and took on additional responsibilities for Weetabix’s international business in 2022. O’Dwyer’s extensive experience in innovation, brand management, revenue growth, and customer relationships positions him well to lead Weetabix into its next chapter.

Sally has been an exceptional leader, helping to successfully integrate Weetabix into Post and building on the success of this iconic company,” said Robert V. Vitale, president and chief executive officer of Post Holdings. “We wish Sally the best as she approaches her next chapter and congratulate Colm on his new role. Colm’s experience across innovation, brand management, revenue growth, and customer relationships makes him exceptionally qualified to lead Weetabix.

Other notable appointments 

In the refrigerated retail business, Mark Delahanty, the current president and CEO, will also transition to an advisory role on December 1, 2024, before retiring on May 31, 2025. 

Delahanty joined Post Holdings in 2016 after its acquisition of MOM Brands, where he was senior vice president and general manager. He later served as chief operating officer of the newly created Post Consumer Brands from 2018 to 2019. Delahanty has held various marketing positions at Sealy and General Mills.

Mike McCoy, the current executive vice president and chief financial officer of refrigerated retail, will succeed Delahanty as president and CEO starting October 1. McCoy joined Post in 2018 as executive vice president and chief administrative officer following Post’s acquisition of Bob Evans Farms. 

Before joining Post, McCoy held advisory positions with Ernst & Young and Deloitte and began working with Post as a client before transitioning to vice president of internal audit in 2014. Adam Gonsiorowski, the current vice president of finance at Bob Evans Farms, will take over as CFO on October 1.

Mark’s leadership has significantly contributed to Post’s success through the years, first integrating our cereal businesses and then leading our refrigerated retail business,” Vitale added.

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