Leadership biographies

Dave Homer

David P. Homer

Senior Vice President; President, General Mills Canada

As president of General Mills Canada, Dave Homer oversees one of the largest food companies in Canada. The company markets Big G cereals; Betty Crocker desserts, snacks and Helper dinner mixes; Pillsbury ready-to-bake goods; Old El Paso Mexican foods; and Green Giant vegetables and meal starters.


University of Utah, bachelor's degree, 1985

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, MBA, 1997

Before becoming president of General Mills Canada, Homer was managing director of Australasia where he was responsible for the company's operations in Australia and New Zealand including the manufacturing, distribution and sales of Old El Paso Mexican foods, Latina and Frescarini fresh pasta products, Betty Crocker dessert mixes and van den Bergh’s frozen dough products.

While directing Australasia, he led the acquisition of distribution rights for Patak’s Indian foods and Croissant King, a local producer of frozen dough products for institutional use.

Homer joined General Mills in 1987 as a financial analyst in the Corporate Growth and Development department where he worked on divestiture and acquisition activity before moving into marketing in 1989. Homer held a variety of marketing positions within General Mills, including marketing manager for Big G New Enterprises, where he was responsible for new cereal products, and was marketing director for the Flour and Baking Mixes business unit.

In 2008, Homer became senior vice president, president, of General Mills Canada.


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