Walter George Elected to Coker College Board of Trustees

For more information, contact James Jolly | 843.383.8018

Hartsville, S.C. (May 19, 2010) -- Walter N. George, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC) in Columbia, S.C., has been elected to the Coker College Board of Trustees.

AIPC is the largest producer of dry pasta in North America, with brands including Mueller's, Golden Grain, and Heartland. Based in Kansas City, Mo., AIPC operates plants in Columbia, S.C., Excelsior Springs, Mo., Tolleson, Az., and Verolanuova, Italy.

George joined AIPC in 2001 and has been COO since December 2008. He served as Executive Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain from 2003 to 2008, and Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Logistics from 2001 to 2003.

George was formerly the Vice President of Supply Chain for Hill's Pet Nutrition. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Drury University and an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University.

The Coker College Board of Trustees is comprised of 28 appointed business and community leaders who voluntarily provide guidance to the institution. The board works closely with the college president and other college officers to establish broad institutional policies and secure financial resources to adequately support the institution.

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Founded in 1908, Coker College is an independent, comprehensive college with a liberal arts core required of all students. Coker provides quality educational experiences in and out of the classroom that prepare graduates for professional and personal success. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Coker one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review rates Coker a Best Southeastern College based on academic reputation and student satisfaction.

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