Kraft Foods Names Timothy McLevish Chief Financial Officer – James Dollive to Retire
Kraft Foods Inc. has announced that Timothy McLevish, 52, will become Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective October 1, 2007. McLevish joins Kraft from Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, where he has been Senior Vice President and CFO since 2002.
McLevish succeeds James Dollive, 56, who will be retiring after a distinguished 29-year career with Kraft. “Jim’s financial expertise and exceptional standards of ethics and integrity have earned him the respect of both his Kraft colleagues and the financial community,” said Irene Rosenfeld, Kraft Chairman and CEO. “Over the course of Jim’s career, he has helped Kraft achieve many significant milestones, including our initial public offering in 2001 and our recent transition to a fully independent company. We deeply appreciate his many contributions and wish him the best in his well-earned retirement.”
McLevish’s career has spanned leadership roles in every financial discipline and includes extensive operations management and oversight of administrative systems and business services. Prior to joining Ingersoll-Rand, McLevish was at the Mead Corporation, which he joined in 1987 and thereafter rose through a series of positions, culminating in his appointment as CFO in 1999. While at Mead, he also served in a number of general management positions, including president and general manager of Mead’s Specialty Paper Division.
As Kraft’s CFO, McLevish will lead the company’s finance function and will be responsible for its financial operations, including accounting and reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, audit, and investor relations.