Hometown: Wagner, SD
Gregg Stedronsky serves as vice president of engineering, global safety and environment for General Mills. Upon joining General Mills in 1991, Stedronsky held a variety of positions in manufacturing and engineering being responsible for plant leadership and labor relations oversight. He was a project engineer, maintenance team leader and engineering manager in production facilities in California and Illinois. In 2001, Gregg became the director of control and information systems, leading the development of plant floor information systems to strengthen operator effectiveness and improve manufacturing efficiency. He was named director of packaging engineering in 2004 and introduced vision-guided robotics to improve packaging performance and cost on several product lines. He was promoted to vice president of engineering in 2007 and focused on reducing project timelines and improving system start-up performance as well as guiding the corporate capital plan of $600-$800 million annually in partnership with the company chief financial officer. In 2010 he assumed responsibility for global safety and environmental programs. Workplace accidents have since been reduced by 50 percent. Safety performance is now approaching world class levels. In 2014 he added responsibility for global manufacturing excellence and continuous improvement. During this time he transitioned the organization to a global engineering structure with regional offices in Shanghai, China, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Nyon, Switzerland, to support the global growth of the corporation.