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October 28, 1998 | JAMES F. PELTZ
Joe Weller readily admits that as a young salesman, he never expected to be running the U.S. unit of Swiss food giant Nestle, which has nearly $50 billion in global sales. The Tennessee native began his career 30 years ago with Carnation Co., peddling cat food and canned milk to Memphis-area stores. Later he transferred to the Los Angeles headquarters of Carnation, which was bought by Nestle in 1985.
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October 28, 1998 | JAMES F. PELTZ
Joe Weller readily admits that as a young salesman, he never expected to be running the U.S. unit of Swiss food giant Nestle, which has nearly $50 billion in global sales. The Tennessee native began his career 30 years ago with Carnation Co., peddling cat food and canned milk to Memphis-area stores. Later he transferred to the Los Angeles headquarters of Carnation, which was bought by Nestle in 1985.
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BUSINESS
December 14, 1993
Joe Weller, president and chief operating officer of Nestle USA, has been named chief executive of the Glendale-based unit of the Swiss food products company, effective Jan. 1. Weller will succeed Timm Crull, the current chief executive, who will remain chairman of Nestle USA and executive vice president of parent firm Nestle. Weller, 48, has spent 25 years with Nestle and its Carnation unit. He has been president since Jan. 1, 1992.
BUSINESS
December 14, 1993
Joe Weller, president and chief operating officer of Nestle USA, has been named chief executive of the Glendale-based unit of the Swiss food products company, effective Jan. 1. Weller will succeed Timm Crull, the current chief executive, who will remain chairman of Nestle USA and executive vice president of parent firm Nestle. Weller, 48, has spent 25 years with Nestle and its Carnation unit. He has been president since Jan. 1, 1992.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nestle USA to Reorganize: The Glendale-based company said it will reorganize company operations, consolidating its separate businesses and functioning under one retail sales force. Nestle USA also said it appointed Robert Schult as president and chief operating officer. The restructuring will not cause a charge to earnings, company executives said, and the company will decide in the next few months whether positions will be lost as a result. "Effective Jan.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2000 | Melinda Fulmer
Glendale-based food and beverage giant Nestle USA said that its president and chief operating officer, Robert W. Schult, has resigned after 27 years with the company. Schult, 50, stepped down last week, according to Nestle officials, because he didn't want to move his family overseas, which was a requirement of remaining in upper management. He will not be replaced. Instead, Chairman and Chief Executive Joe Weller will assume his responsibilities.
BUSINESS
October 21, 2005
* Southern California Edison Co., the Rosemead-based utility that averted bankruptcy protection in 2001 after California's energy crisis, named John R. Fielder as president. Fielder, 60, replaces Robert G. Foster, who left his position Sept. 30. Foster said he might run for an elected office. * Glendale-based Nestle USA said Brad Alford would take over as chairman and chief executive on Jan. 1.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1999 | Greg Johnson
Nestle USA Inc., which is reemphasizing its Nestle coffee brand, agreed to sell its Hills Bros., MJB and Chase & Sanborn brands to Sara Lee Corp., which last month acquired the Chock Full o'Nuts roast and coffee line. The companies did not release a sales price for the three coffee brands, which generate $280 million in annual revenue. "We determined that it is best to focus our efforts and resources toward the long-term growth of our new premium line of Nescafe . . .
BUSINESS
January 9, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Atlantic Richfield Co. General Counsel Bruce G. Whitmore has been elected senior vice president and corporate secretary of the Los Angeles-based oil company. Whitmore, 50, assumed his duties as Arco general counsel on Jan. 1, succeeding Francis X. McCormack, whose retirement was announced last summer. Whitmore previously served as vice president and general counsel of Arco Chemical Co. in which Arco has an 83.3% ownership interest. As corporate secretary, Whitmore succeeds Howard L.
SPORTS
November 20, 1993 | TOM BIRSCHBACH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Arroyo Grande capitalized on two early Los Amigos mistakes and held on to score a 21-13 upset against Los Amigos in the first round of the Southern Section Division VII playoffs Friday night at Bolsa Grande High School. A costly penalty and a fumble allowed Arroyo Grande (5-5) to take a 14-0 second-quarter lead and had the favored Lobos (9-2) trying to play catch-up the rest of the game.
BUSINESS
February 24, 2000 | From Associated Press
Nestle USA Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase PowerBar Inc., a maker of energy and nutrition bars. The deal announced Wednesday includes PowerBar's Canadian and European subsidiaries and is subject to regulatory approval. The price was not disclosed. "PowerBar is the leading energy and nutrition bar brand in the U.S.," said Joe Weller, chairman and chief executive of Glendale-based Nestle USA.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1991
Timm F. Crull, president and chief executive of Nestle USA Inc., has been named executive vice president of the parent company Nestle S.A., the world's largest food company. With the appointment, which becomes effective Jan. 1, Crull will oversee activities in the United States and Canada from the company's Nestle USA headquarters in Glendale. Crull has also been named to the newly created position of chairman of Nestle USA and will also retain his title as CEO of the company.
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