Art Drogue is a retired executive from Unilever. He served as the Sr. VP of Customer Development for the America’s and led Unilever’s U.S. Customer Development organization through eight years of outstanding growth and earnings while merging six separate companies into one of the world’s preeminent CPG companies with over $12 billion in annual sales in the U.S.
Art’s previous experience included VP of Sales at Bestfoods, VP of International and U.S. Sales for Nabisco and Group VP for Northeastern Organization (NEO), a consulting group focusing on the CPG industry. Before that he spent 21 years with General Mills and held various executive positions in both their sales and marketing organizations.
His professional affiliations have included Chairman of the Global Marketing Committee of the Consumer Goods Forum based in Paris, member of the GS1 U.S. Board of Governors, member of the Grocery Manufacturers of America Sales Council, the Board of Directors of Students in Free Enterprise (ENACTUS), and the Board of Directors of the NACDS Foundation.
He currently serves as a Director and chair of the Governance committee of Ruiz Foods,an $850mm frozen food company; as Chairman of Spar Group, a $250mm public company providing retail services to the CP industry in the U.S. and 10 countries around the globe; as Chairman of Demers Foods, an early stage frozen food company in the U.S.; and has served as a Director of JM Global Holdings and Director and Chairman of Yasso until its’ sale in 2017. He currently serves on the board of the Community Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington, North Carolina and is a founding partner in The Resource Team, a consulting practice focusing on the CPG industry. He has also served as an Operating Partner at Raptor Consumer Fund, an investment fund established to invest in early stage consumer packaged goods companies