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KEVIN MARTIN NAMED PRESIDENT OF ALPO PETFOODS

 KEVIN MARTIN NAMED PRESIDENT OF ALPO PETFOODS
 MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Metropolitan Food Sector


today announced that Kevin T. Martin has been named president of Alpo Petfoods, effective Feb. 1, 1992.
 Martin, 36, succeeds H. Robert Hawthorne, who was recently named president of the Pillsbury Baked Goods Division.
 Martin will report to Paul S. Walsh, joint chief operating officer of GrandMet Food Sector and CEO of Pillsbury.
 Previously senior vice president of sales and marketing for Alpo, Martin joined the company in August 1990. He has been involved in the introduction of over 58 new products at Alpo, and was instrumental in the launch of Alpo cat food.
 Before joining Alpo, Martin was vice president of sales and marketing at Mars, Inc., responsible for its Dove International Division.
 Martin is a graduate of Jacksonville University, Fla., with a master's degree in marketing from the University of Florida.
 Grand Metropolitan PLC, one of the largest international companies in the United Kingdom and a world leader in drinks, retailing and food, has sales of more than $15 billion. U.S. subsidiaries include Alpo Petfoods, Burger King, Carillon Importers, Haagen-Dazs, Heublein, The Paddington Corporation, Pearle Inc., Pillsbury and GrandMet Foodservice USA.
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 /CONTACT: Terry J. Thompson of Pillsbury, 612-330-4768/ CO: Alpo Petfoods, Grand Metropolitan PLC ST: Minnesota IN: FOD SU: PER


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