CHARLOTTE, N.C. (News release) -- Truvant, a leading global packaging services company, announced that Colleen Soukup has been elected to the company's Board of Directors.
Mrs. Soukup recently retired from General Mills, Inc. after a 39-year career with the Minnesota-based multi-national food company. Her last position upon retirement was Chief Procurement Officer. In this role, Mrs. Soukup led over a 300-person global procurement team with a spend of over $10B and also led the transformation of General Mills' external supply chain strategy to deliver significant growth and record productivity for the organization.
Prior to the role of Chief Procurement Officer, Mrs. Soukup held many positions of increasing responsibility within General Mills' extensive operational network and supply chain organizations. Colleen holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
Mrs. Soukup responded to the Board appointment by saying, "I'm looking forward to helping Truvant continue to be successful and deliver transformational solutions to challenges consumer packaged goods companies find themselves faced with in the current economic and retail landscape."
Founded in 1994, Truvant is a leading global contract manufacturing and contract packaging provider to many of the world's top food, consumer, household, and industrial brands. Truvant currently operates 16 facilities and employs over 6,000 individuals in four countries across North America and Europe.