John is Senior Vice President, Customer Supply Chain and Go-to-Market for PepsiCo, Inc. He has been with PepsiCo for over 35 years and has worked in a number of different sales and field operations roles since joining the company as a route salesperson with Frito-Lay. Prior to his current role, John was Vice President of Customer Delivery Systems for Frito-Lay North America where he led the development and implementation of new DSD delivery systems, creation of the B2B ecommerce platform “Snacks To You,” and the development of the next generation of frontline handheld computers for the DSD sales force. In his current role, John is responsible for working with PepsiCo’s largest customers on supply chain and collaboration initiatives to drive both effectiveness and efficiency across the shared supply chain. He also leads PepsiCo’s Go-To-Market COE focused on global process and technology tools to optimize go-to-market systems.
John is a member of the Consumer Brands Association (CBA) Smart Label, Industry Affairs, and Supply Chain Committees. He is active in The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) as a member of the E2E Value Chain Committee. John is a member of the Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) Executive Council, GS1 Data Excellence Board, and the GS1 US Board and Retail Grocery ELC. He is also a member of the Western Michigan University Food & CPG Marketing Advisory Board. John is recognized as an industry expert on CPG and retail supply chains, on-line grocery, and digital technologies. He regularly keynotes at global industry events including Gartner, CGT, GS1, CGF, GMA, FMI, and has won the Supply Chain Digest Best Presentation of the Year award.
Before joining PepsiCo, John spent ten years in retail store operations with Jewel Food Stores in Chicago and was also a Territory Sales Representative for Procter & Gamble. John attended Western Michigan University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Food Distribution and also holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University.