2023 Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
SVP Customer Supply Chain & Go-To-Market
John is SVP, Customer Supply Chain and GTM for PepsiCo, Inc. He has over 35 years experience and 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 VP of Customer Delivery Systems for Frito-Lay NA where he led the development of new DSD delivery systems, creation of the B2B ecommerce platform “Snacks To You,” and next generation of frontline DSD handheld computers. Currently, 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.
John is a member of the Consumer Brands Association (CBA) Smart Label Committee, and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) E2E Value Chain and Product Data Committees. He is on 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 WMU 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. John attended Western Michigan University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Food Distribution and also holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University.