Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> October 11, 1999

Joe R. Micheletto – Ralcorp Holdings Inc (rah)

JOE R. MICHELETTO is CEO and President of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., a position he was promoted to in October, 1996. Mr. Micheletto joined Ralcorp as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in 1994 following a distinguished career at Ralston Purina Company, which began in November, 1962. Mr. Micheletto was named a Ralston Purina Corporate Officer and Vice President and Controller in 1985, a job he held until the time of Ralcorp's spin off from Ralston Purina in 1994. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Ralston's ski resort operations from 1991 until the sale of the resorts by Ralcorp in January, 1997. During his tenure at Ralston Purina, Mr. Micheletto worked in a variety of financial positions including Division Vice President; Grocery Products Group Controller; and Director of Finance, Planning and Information Systems. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Ralcorp Holdings, Mr. Micheletto is a member of the Board of Directors of Vail Resorts, Inc. and Union Illinois Company, a Southern Illinois banking concern. A 1961 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, he has also completed executive programs in financial management at Stanford University and liberal arts at Dartmouth University. A native of Illinois, Mr. Micheletto is married and has three children. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a brief overview and a little history of

Ralcorp, just to kind of set the stage for the readers?

Mr. Micheletto: Before I respond, let me quickly make my lawyers