ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced that Kelly Baker has joined Patterson Companies as Chief Human Resource Officer. Baker joins Patterson from General Mills, where she most recently served as Vice President, Human Resources for General Mills’ U.S. Retail Operating Segment.
“Patterson Companies is a dynamic organization committed to attracting and nurturing the very best talent,” said Scott Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO of Patterson Companies. “Kelly is an accomplished executive with a long track record of success in building a high-performing workforce. She will be central to capturing the opportunities before us and achieving our growth goals. We are delighted to welcome her to our team.”
Prior to joining Patterson Companies, Baker served at General Mills for more than two decades in multiple human resources roles. In her most recent role as Vice President, Human Resources for the U.S. Retail Operating Segment, she led significant transformation and development of marketing and general management talent. In her previous role as Vice President, Human Resources, Corporate Groups, Baker led talent acquisition and development, and workforce planning for General Mills’ global finance, enterprise services, legal and external relations. She also provided leadership to the company’s global human resources transformation, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Baker said, “It’s exciting to join an organization with such strong growth ambitions and devotion to its people. I look forward to working with all the employees at Patterson Companies to take talent excellence to new levels.”
Earlier in her career, Baker served as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand. She holds an undergraduate degree from Howard University and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental and animal health markets.
Patterson's Dental segment provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America.
Animal Health Market
Patterson's Animal Health segment is a leading distributor of products, services and technologies to both the production and companion animal health markets in North America and the U.K.