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MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Thursday announced the election of the final two members to its reconstituted board: Eric Johnson, president and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods Co., and Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO.
“I am very pleased that Eric has joined the Supervalu board of directors,” stated Bob Miller, Supervalu non-executive chairman. “He will bring a unique perspective to the group as both an entrepreneur and as a major producer of products and ingredients to the food industry. I am also happy to announce that Eric’s appointment brings to a completion our director search and allows Sam to become an active participant on our board going forward."
Baldwin Richardson Foods Company is one of the larger African-American owned businesses in the food industry. Johnson was the CEO of Johnson Products Company from 1989 to 1991, purchased Baldwin Ice Cream Co. in 1992, and in 1997 completed the acquisition of Richardson Foods from Quaker Oats Company to form Baldwin Richardson Foods Company. Today, Baldwin Richardson is a major producer of products and ingredients for McDonald’s Corporation, Kellogg, General Mills and Frito Lay. T
Johnson serves as a member of the board for Lincoln National Corporation and is chairman of its Finance Committee. He also sits on the board of trustees for Babson College and serves on the board of the Urban League of Rochester. Johnson is a graduate of Babson College.
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