Raymond Rudy

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"Mr. Rudy joined J.W. Childs Associates in July 1995. Previously, he was Deputy Chairman of Snapple Beverage from 1992 until the company was sold in 1994. In that capacity, he was responsible for all of the company's international activities and played a key role in recruiting senior executives to direct the company's rapid growth. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Rudy was President of the Best Foods Affiliates of CPC International. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Rudy was Chairman, President and CEO of Arnold Foods Company, a leveraged buyout, which he organized with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Mr. Rudy directed the growth of Arnold's revenue and operating income and negotiated the sale of the company to CPC. From 1979 to 1984, Mr. Rudy was President of Oroweat Foods Company, a subsidiary of Continental Grain Company. From 1963 to 1979, Mr. Rudy served in various executive positions at General Foods Corporation, including Group Vice President for diversified operations (1973 to 1976) and international development (1976 to 1979). Mr. Rudy is non-executive Chairman of the Board of Sunny Delight Beverages. Previously, Mr. Rudy was non-executive Chairman of the Board of Meow Mix, Hartz Mountain, American Safety Razor, Beltone Electronics and Personal Care Group. He was also a director of Pinnacle Foods. Mr. Rudy holds a B.S. from UCLA and an M.B.A. from Xavier University."[1]


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  1. J.W. Childs Associates Team, organizational web page, accessed February 20, 2013.