John Franklyn Mars

Former Chief Executive Officer & Co-President at Mars, Inc.

John Franklyn Mars

John Franklyn Mars

Former Chief Executive Officer & Co-President at Mars, Inc.

Biography

John Franklyn Mars founded Mars Employment, Inc. Currently, he is Chief Executive Officer at this company. He previously occupied the position of Chairman at Mars, Inc. He received an undergraduate degree from Yale University.

Overview
Career Highlights

Mars, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

500

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

10/15/1935

Age

84

Number of Awards

18

Estimated Net Worth

$27B

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Former Vice President at Mars, Inc.

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Chancellor at The University of Lancaster

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Former President at Seeds of Change, Inc.

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Corporate Ombudsman at Mars, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Heliae Development LLC

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Life Member, Board of Trustees at Wheaton College - Massachusetts

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Former Plant Manager at Kal Kan Foods, Inc.

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President & Vice Chancellor, Institute of Technology at University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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Chief Executive Officer & Office of the President at Mars, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Mars, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Co-President at Mars, Inc.
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Sibling
Former Vice President at Mars, Inc.

Mars, Inc. engages in the production of confectionery and animal food products. Its brands include M&M’s, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, Dove, Pedigree, Whiskas, Extra, Skittles, Uncle Ben's, and Cocoavia. The company was founded by Franklin Clarence Mars in 1911 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

Sibling, Deceased
Former Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees at The Hotchkiss School

The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Founded in 1891, the school provides an education of unsurpassed quality to 598 students in grades 9 through 12, and to a small number of postgraduates. Students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and 28 foreign countries. Graduates attend many of the most selective universities and colleges. Statement of Goals and Purposes The Hotchkiss School strives to develop in students a lifelong love of learning, responsible citizenship, and personal integrity. We are a community based on trust, mutual respect, and compassion, and we hold all members of the community accountable for upholding these values.

Child
Founder at mTerra Ventures LLC

Mterra Ventures is an early-stage venture capital practice that focuses on catalyzing the development of a sustainable economy.

Child
Co-Founder at Heliae Development LLC

Heliae Development LLC is an applied life sciences and technology company focused on researching and developing algae and other cutting edge biological platforms for commercial scale production. It also offers growth systems and downstream processing. The company was founded by Franks Mars in 2008 and is headquartered in Gilbert, AZ.

Child-In-Law
Former Assistant Account Executive, Public Relations & Marketing at Lippe Taylor, Inc.

Lippe Taylor Brand Communications is a mid-sized, independent brand communications agency based in New York City. Founded by President Maureen Lippe, former editor at Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, Lippe Taylor creates innovative marketing and public relations campaigns to engage target audiences and drive sales. Specializing in marketing to women, the agency's major practice areas include health/wellness, beauty, lifestyle, fashion and corporate social responsibility.

Sibling In Law
Vice President at Mars Retail Group, Inc.

Part of Mars, Inc., Mars Retail Group is a company headquartered in Hackettstown, NJ, that manufactures and retails chocolates.

Spouse
Life Member, Board of Trustees at Wheaton College - Massachusetts

Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 1,600. Wheaton's residential campus is located in Norton, Massachusetts, between Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1834 as a female seminary, it is one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States. In 1912, the trustees officially changed the name of the institution to Wheaton College after receiving a college charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The school began admitting men in 1988, after more than 150 years as a female-only institution.

Extended Family Member
Former Plant Manager at Kal Kan Foods, Inc.

Extended Family Member
Former President at Seeds of Change, Inc.

Seeds of Change, Inc. operates as a premium online retailer of certified organic seeds, organic seedlings and gardening tools and supplies. Its products include vegetable seed, flower seed, herb seed, tree, organic food, tools and supplies. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Rancho Dominguez, CA.

Education
Undergraduate Degree

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer & Co-President
Prior

Mars, Inc. engages in the production of confectionery and animal food products. Its brands include M&M's, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, Dove, Pedigree, Whiskas, Extra, Skittles, Uncle Ben's, and Cocoavia. The company was founded by Franklin Clarence Mars in 1911 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed

Mars, Inc. engages in the production of confectionery and animal food products. Its brands include M&M’s, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, Dove, Pedigree, Whiskas, Extra, Skittles, Uncle Ben's, and Cocoavia. The company was founded by Franklin Clarence Mars in 1911 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

Vice President
Current
Political Donations
$1,000
1994
Awards & Honors
Rank #26
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #23
2017
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #27
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Other Affiliations

John Franklyn Mars is affiliated with Mars, Inc., Mars, Inc., Mars Foundation

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