Pillsbury merging two U.S. units

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Pillsbury Co. is merging its two major U.S. units into a single unit named Pillsbury North America and headed by Richard Lenny, 44. Mr. Lenny, currently president of Pillsbury Specialty Brands, which markets Old El Paso, Progresso, Underwood, B&M Ac'cent and Haagen-Dazs brands, becomes president of Pillsbury North America. H. Robert Hawthorne, 51, president of Pillsbury Brands, encompassing all the remaining Pillsbury brands, is leaving the company.

Copyright December 1996, Crain Communications Inc.

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