Keurig Dr Pepper Looks to Next Phase of Growth with Executive Moves

"This executive leadership team is proven, deeply capable, and prepared to set the course for KDP's continued success, backed by 28,000 team members who know how to win." Chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort said.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. has made several executive leadership appointments that it said will help propel the company’s next phase of growth. The appointments are effective Nov. 6.

The company is headquartered in Frisco and Burlington, Massachusetts.

“This executive leadership team is proven, deeply capable, and prepared to set the course for KDP’s continued success, backed by 28,000 team members who know how to win.” Chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort said in a statement. 

Leadership moves

Andrew Archambault, currently president, commercial & beverage concentrates, has been named president, U.S. Refreshment Beverages. He will lead all aspects of the business segment, including marketing, fountain foodservice, concentrate sales, and KDP’s nationwide direct store delivery (DSD) network.

Since joining KDP in 2017, Archambault’s leadership has increased market share across cold and coffee categories, provided best-in-class capabilities and insights to customers and partners, and built high-performing teams.

Patrick Minogue, currently SVP and general manager, coffee, is promoted to president, U.S. Coffee.

Since joining KDP in 2015, Minogue has played a key role in the innovation and growth of the Keurig system, including the successful launch of connected brewers, the strategy and products that are capturing iced and specialty coffee occasions, and the ongoing growth of KDP’s leading e-commerce platforms, including

In this new role, Minogue will further KDP’s leadership position in the single-serve coffee category, delivering significant value for all stakeholders of the ecosystem, the company said.

CFO Sudhanshu Priyadarshi expands his role to include the position of president, international, with responsibility for Keurig Dr Pepper Canada and Grupo Penafiel, KDP’s Canada and Mexico businesses, respectively. With his 20 years of experience, much of that in CPG and retail, the company said that Priyadarshi is a strong financial and operational leader with a deep knowledge of the business.

Monique Oxender is appointed chief corporate affairs officer, having built a strong foundation and strategic vision as interim leader. Previously, she was the company’s SVP & chief sustainability officer, where she designed a comprehensive framework for the Company’s ambitious corporate responsibility platform.

Mauricio Leyva, who has led the ongoing success of KDP’s International businesses along with positioning U.S. Coffee for accelerated growth, will remain in his role as group president through Dec. 31, supporting the transition, and move to an advisory role in 2024.

As previously announced, Tim Cofer joins KDP’s executive leadership team as chief operating officer on Nov. 6, with a planned transition to CEO in the second quarter of 2024.

Gamgort said, “I’d like to thank Mauricio for his leadership and look forward to his ongoing support as an advisor to the company.”

Keurig Dr Pepper is a leading beverage company in North America, with annual revenue of more than $14 billion and roughly 28,000 employees.

It holds leadership positions in liquid refreshment beverages, including soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. and Canada.

Its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed, and partner brands includes Keurig, Dr Pepper, Canada Dry, Clamato, CORE, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Mott’s, Snapple, and The Original Donut Shop.

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