Craig P. Omtvedt

Retired, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Fortune Brands, Inc.

Mr. Omtvedt served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Fortune Brands, Inc. from 2000 until 2011. Fortune Brands was a leading consumer products company. He continued as an employee of Fortune Brands’ successor company, Beam Inc., until his retirement at the end of 2011, and served as an advisor to Beam Inc. through 2012. He joined Fortune Brands in 1989 serving in various capacities, including Director, Audit; Deputy Controller; Vice President, Deputy Controller and Chief Internal Auditor; Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer; and Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Omtvedt previously served in financial positions of increasing responsibility at both The Pillsbury Company and Sears, Roebuck & Company. Mr. Omtvedt is actively involved with the Boys & Girls Club of America, serving as a National Trustee. 

Mr. Omtvedt brings to our Board knowledge and insight into overseeing the management of public company strategic planning and shareholder value creation and financial operations on a global basis. He has experience as a director of several public companies. He has a deep understanding of our industries and brings significant experience in business planning and restructuring, financial management and international business.