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Mr. Paul R. Block

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Phone: (312) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Los Angeles , California , United States
Paul R. Block
33 North Dearborn
Chicago , Illinois 60602
United States

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Employment History


  • bachelor's degree , science
    Kent State University
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About Paul Block – Paul R. Block, 18 May 2015 [cached]
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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.
Under his leadership at Merisant, Block and his 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 showed his 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. He prides himself in approaching situations with both a deep analytical and a broad creative perspective. He 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 roles, Block worked to create growth by taking a nonlinear, breakthrough approach to brand building and new product development.
Block received Brandweek's 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. Block 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.
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March 11, 2015 GLG Announces ..., 10 Oct 2015 [cached]
March 11, 2015 GLG Announces Appointment of Paul Block to Its Board of Directors
Paul Block, Independent Director
Paul Block, Independent Director
Mr. Block brings to GLG's Board a wealth of senior executive experience in the global food and beverage and high intensity sweetener industries, particularly in the areas of sales, marketing, and business development.
Most recently, Mr. Block served as Chief Executive Officer of Merisant Worldwide Company, Inc. and the Whole Earth Sweetener Co., LLC. While at Merisant, Mr. Block oversaw the company's well-recognized line of sweeteners, including the Equal® sweetener brand. Prior to joining Merisant, Mr. Block held C-level positions at Sara Lee Coffee and Tea Consumer Brands, Allied Domecq Spirits USA and Groupe Danone. Mr. Block has been a key figure in developing the global stevia tabletop market through his role as CEO at Merisant and the Whole Earth Sweetener Co., LLC., launching the successful Pure Via® line of tabletop zero calorie stevia sweeteners.
Mr. Block's knowledge, experience, and strategic skills with respect to stevia and high intensity sweeteners are a valuable asset for GLG.
Merisant ::: About Merisant ::: Senior Management, 25 Dec 2014 [cached]
Paul Block Chief Executive Officer and President
Paul Block
Chief Executive Officer and President
Paul Block joined Merisant as Chief Operating Officer in September 2004, and in November of that year Mr. Block became Chief Executive Officer. He was elected chairman of the Board of Directors in February 2006. Prior to joining Merisant, Mr. Block had served as president and chief executive officer of Sara Lee's Coffee and Tea Consumer brand. There, he led an impressive turnaround in operating performance. Mr. Block also served as chief marketing officer and, subsequently, EVP general manager of Allied Domecq Spirits USA, where he was instrumental in the repositioning and double-digit growth of its Courvoisier brand. Additionally, while at Danone International Brands, Mr. Block launched Dannon bottled water in the United States, achieving number one market share after only eight months. He has also held various brand management, field marketing and sales positions at Guinness Import and Miller Brewing companies.
Yahoo - New Leadership Structure for Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine, North America, 9 Aug 2000 [cached]
Paul Block, EVP and General Manager of Equity Brands USA, will lead a dedicated sales, marketing and commercial finance team to drive continued profitable growth for Allied Domecq's USA Equity spirits brand portfolio, which includes such brands as Kahlua liqueur, Sauza tequila, Beefeater gin, Courvoisier cognac, Canadian Club whiskey and Maker's Mark bourbon.Paul was previously SVP & Chief Marketing Officer of Allied Domecq Spirits USA.
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Paul R. Block was recruited by the private equity firm, Pegasus Capital Advisors, LLC, to turn around the $350 million dollar company and accelerate the transformation to a best practice consumer packaged-goods enterprise.
After achieving one of the highest ratings on an internal Allied Domecq Egon Zender 360 evaluation, and successfully transforming brands in North America, the Allied Domecq Board promoted Mr. Block from CMO North America to General Manager of the $750 million dollar USA business including a team of 200 in sales, marketing, finance, logistics and operations.
After the successful creation of Dannon Water, the CEO promoted Mr. Block to General Manager of the Dannon Water business unit, overseeing a team of 45 sales and marketing professionals and a $50 million operating budget. He leveraged the strength and passion of each team member to develop rapidly an organizational infrastructure and launch an international brand subsequently copied by industry competitors.
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