Tom Buday

Biography of Tom Buday.

Portrait of Tom Buday.

Global Head of Marketing & Consumer Communication, Nestlé S.A. (Retired), Co-CEO Emission Free Generators, Inc.
Board Member, Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

Tom Buday ’80 retired as Nestlé’s Global Head of Marketing & Consumer Communication in 2020, where he provided functional leadership in Marketing and strategic direction for Nestlé Corporate Brand. He serves currently as Co-CEO for Emission Free Generators, Inc. a startup aiming to launch the first continuous power, zero-emission portable generators.

Tom started his career with Procter & Gamble in 1981 and joined Carnation Company as Senior Analyst, Marketing Research in 1983, prior to its acquisition by Nestlé.

In 1988 he joined the Friskies PetCare Division of Nestlé USA as Marketing Manager and became Vice President of Marketing in 1995.

In 1999 Tom joined the Petcare Strategic Business Unit in Nestlé’s global headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. In 2003 he became European Marketing Director for Nestlé Purina PetCare, a role he served until taking the Global Head of Marketing position in 2008.

Tom has an undergraduate business degree from Penn State University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. He served as a member of Facebook’s Client Council and Twitter’s Influencer Council, providing advertiser perspective and input to the development of their respective products and platforms.