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Keurig Dr Pepper Makes Changes To Executive Leadership Team

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Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., a Texas-based company, has made changes to its executive leadership team to further enhance speed-to-market and decision effectiveness.

“Two and a half years since the launch of Keurig Dr Pepper, with all key metrics delivered at or above our merger thesis, we have the unique opportunity to leverage our deep bench of executive talent to set up our management team for long term success,” said Chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort.

The following executive leadership changes result in broadened operating roles and are effective on Nov. 1:

  • Fernando Cortes, chief supply chain officer: In addition to his current supply chain responsibilities, Cortes will assume leadership and oversight for the beverage concentrate manufacturing operations under development in Ireland.
  • Ozan Dokmecioglu, CFO and president, International: In addition to his current finance and IT responsibilities, Dokmecioglu will assume leadership for the Canadian and Mexican markets.
  • Derek Hopkins, president, cold beverages: In his new role, Hopkins, currently chief commercial officer, will assume expanded responsibility for KDP’s portfolio of cold beverages, including brand marketing and innovation, all elements of KDP’s broad distribution network, customer management across KDP brands and channels and all commercial functions.
  • Mauricio Leyva, president, coffee: In his new role, Leyva, currently president of International and business development, will lead KDP’s coffee and appliance portfolios, including brewer design, engineering and supply chain, marketing and innovation for the Keurig brand and the company’s portfolio of owned and licensed coffee brands, the away-from-home business and KDP’s industry-leading e-commerce platform.
  • Andrew Springate, chief marketing and concentrate officer: In addition to his responsibilities as chief marketing officer, Springate will assume leadership for the beverage concentrate business, reporting to Hopkins.

The roles of the following team members will remain unchanged:

  • Jim Baldwin, chief legal officer and general counsel;
  • Mary Beth DeNooyer, chief human resources officer;
  • Maria Sceppaguercio, chief corporate affairs officer;
  • David Thomas, chief research and development officer; and
  • Jim Trebilcock, currently chief beverage concentrate officer with responsibility for the company’s independent bottling network and concentrate business, will retire at the end of this year.

“Jim has been a key member of the legacy Dr Pepper Snapple organization and a valued member of our KDP management team. I’d like to congratulate Jim on a remarkable 36-year career in the beverage industry, 33 of which were with KDP and predecessor companies, and wish him well in his retirement” said Gamgort.

Andrew Loucks, currently president of Keurig Appliances, will be leaving the company at year-end after supporting the transition to the new organizational structure.

“I’d like to thank Andrew for his contributions to our company and wish him much success in the future,” said Gamgort.

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