Peter Erickson, Chairman of the Board

Former Executive Vice President, Innovation, Technology & Quality at General Mills
Peter Erickson

As the former head of General Mill's innovation and technology organization, Peter was responsible for the invention and commercialization of new food products and technologies that can help in nourishing the lives of its consumers, by providing increasingly higher levels of health, taste and convenience. His responsibility for the General Mills quality organization was focused on delivering brands that its consumers can trust and value through its global leadership in consumer and product safety, in addition to its product quality, regulatory and technical excellence. Peter received both a BS and MS degree in Food Science at the University of Massachusetts.

He is the founding chair of the PFS Board of Directors.

General Mills
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Ardent Mills
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