This excerpt taken from the ACL 6-K filed Apr 3, 2006.
Joe Weller. Joe Weller is proposed to be elected to the Board of Directors as replacement of Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, who advised the Board that he will not stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting on May 2, 2006. Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe is a member of the class of directors whose term of office is expiring in 2006. Mr. Weller is proposed to be elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term of office.
Mr. Weller is the former Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Nestlé USA. He was also Chairman of the Nestlé Brands Company, Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, Buitoni North America and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. He is a Nestlé veteran of 37 years. Mr. Weller began his career in 1968 with the Carnation Company in sales in the Memphis, Tennessee region (Nestlé S.A. acquired Carnation in 1985).
By 1981, Mr. Weller was named to Carnations Board of Directors. In 1985, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, reporting to the President and CEO. In 1989, Mr. Weller was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé Australia Ltd., headquartered in Sydney. After two years, he returned to Nestlé USA headquarters on January 1, 1992, in the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Weller became President and Chief Executive Officer in 1994, and was named Chairman in 1995. Mr. Weller is a member of the Dreyers Grand Ice Cream Company board. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 1968.