Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO)
today announced that Kelly Baker has joined Patterson Companies as Chief
Human Resource Officer. Baker joins Patterson from General Mills, where
she most recently served as Vice President, Human Resources for General
Mills’ U.S. Retail Operating Segment.
“Patterson Companies is a dynamic organization committed to attracting
and nurturing the very best talent,” said Scott Anderson, Chairman,
President and CEO of Patterson Companies. “Kelly is an accomplished
executive with a long track record of success in building a
high-performing workforce. She will be central to capturing the
opportunities before us and achieving our growth goals. We are delighted
to welcome her to our team.”
Prior to joining Patterson Companies, Baker served at General Mills for
more than two decades in multiple human resources roles. In her most
recent role as Vice President, Human Resources for the U.S. Retail
Operating Segment, she led significant transformation and development of
marketing and general management talent. In her previous role as Vice
President, Human Resources, Corporate Groups, Baker led talent
acquisition and development, and workforce planning for General Mills’
global finance, enterprise services, legal and external relations. She
also provided leadership to the company’s global human resources
transformation, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Baker said, “It’s exciting to join an organization with such strong
growth ambitions and devotion to its people. I look forward to working
with all the employees at Patterson Companies to take talent excellence
to new levels.”
Earlier in her career, Baker served as an auditor with Coopers &
Lybrand. She holds an undergraduate degree from Howard University and an
MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is
a value-added distributor serving the dental and animal health markets.
segment provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental
products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and
value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout
Animal Health Market
Animal Health segment is a leading distributor of products, services and
technologies to both the production and companion animal health markets
in North America and the U.K.
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