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Cargill's Geisler Headlines Next 1st Tuesday Speaker Series

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

John Geisler, corporate vice president of Cargill's Global Food Ingredient businesses, will discuss "The Tartan Transformation at Cargill - Creating the Networked Enterprise" at the Carlson School of Management's "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" on April 5 at 11:30 a.m. in the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center.

In his role, Geisler focuses on leveraging knowledge, perspectives, and experience to make connections across the Cargill portfolio of businesses and its people. He is currently involved in the Tartan project, a major corporate undertaking to improve and redesign the key business processes used to run and manage Cargill's businesses and to make them common company-wide. The project also aims to improve infrastructure to support the business for 2015 and beyond.

Geisler joined Cargill in 1978 and held a number of positions in the company's wheat milling business until being named country manager of Cargill's operations in Thailand in 1993. Soon after returning to Minneapolis in 1996, he was named president of Cargill's worldwide dry milling division and executive supervisor of its worldwide malting business.

Geisler holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota.

Tickets to the event, which includes lunch, are $28. To register, visit

About the Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series
The Carlson School of Management's "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The series features top-notch executives as keynote speakers addressing hot topics in business and leadership. The event attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community and is a popular networking venue.

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