ROCK HILL, S.C. - Steven McCormick, the president and chief executive officer of LALA U.S., will give the M.B.A. lecture on April 1 for Winthrop’s College of Business Administration.There will be a 5:45 p.m. reception at Macfeat House, followed by McCormick’s lecture at 7 p.m. on his career and advice to Winthrop students in Whitton Auditorium in Vivian Moore Carroll Hall.
LALA U.S. is the Dallas-based United States arm of the privately held Grupo Lala, one of the largest dairy producers in the world.The Mexican-based Grupo created LALA in May 2009 when the company purchased milk production and extensive product lines from Dairy Farmers of America, a leading U.S. dairy co-operative. Since December 2009, McCormick has led the new company, now the second largest dairy company in the U.S. with four companies currently in its portfolio: National Dairy, Farmland Dairy, Gilsa Dairy and LALA Foods.Prior to moving to LALA, McCormick led Weight Watchers North America as its president. He also spent more than 13 years with the Coca-Cola Company, including more than five years as president and chief operating officer of Odwalla, Inc., a natural health beverage wholly owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola.McCormick earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Winthrop in 1983. The free lecture is sponsored by the M.B.A. Association. For more information, call 803/323-2409.
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