Paul R. Block -
About Paul Block
Paul R. Block is president and CEO of Merisant Company.
He leads 400 employees, oversees four dedicated manufacturing facilities on three continents, and manages operations in more than 80 countries.
He joined Merisant in September 2004 as president and chief operating officer and was named CEO in November of that year.
From 2005 to 2010, Block served as board chairman, overseeing the company's emergence from a successful balance-sheet restructuring and ownership change.
Specifically, Block led a debt-reduction process that shrank the company's debt to $142 million from $567 million.
leadership at Merisant
team were the first to create a co-brand ownership with PepsiCo
around the Pure Via brand all-natural sweetener.
As one of the first proponents of Stevia, Block
passion for delivering products and solutions that provide choice to customers.
Block has more than 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry.
In addition to his
experience with new product development, brand reinvigoration and maximizing portfolio architecture, Block
demonstrates expertise in finance, debt structure, manufacturing and process engineering.
prides himself in approaching situations with both a deep analytical and a broad creative perspective.
also works hard to instill the values of teamwork and mutual respect in all employees.
Born in Lynchburg, Va., Block graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor's degree in science.
Prior to joining Merisant, Block served as president and chief executive officer of U.S. coffee retail for Sara Lee Corporation; executive vice president and U.S. general manager of Allied Domecq PLC, where he oversaw the acquisition of Stolichnaya Vodka; and vice president and U.S. general manager of Dannon Water.
He also managed brand and product development operations with Miller Brewing Company, Guinness and Philip Morris.
In all of his
worked to create growth by taking a nonlinear, breakthrough approach to brand building and new product development.
Marketing Manager of the Year Award, was named to Advertising Age's list of top marketers in the U.S. and received the distinction of Groupe Danone's Chairman Award for Innovation.
was also honored with the Edgar Bronfman Award for his
outstanding leadership in the wine and spirits Industry by the UJA Federation
and with the Atlas Turnaround Corporate Executive of the Year Award for his
leadership in the successful restructuring and turnaround of Merisant
Paul's Contact Information:
Paul R. Block
President and CEO
About Paul Block
Copyright © Paul R. Block
| eDegree° Theme by Top Blog Formula
| Log In