Keurig Dr Pepper makes changes to its leadership team
Las Vegas - Circa June 2019: Keurig Dr Pepper distribution center. Image: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. has announced several leadership appointments effective 6 November, to reinforce its executive leadership team (ELT) and drive the company’s next phase of growth.
Andrew Archambault, who currently serves as president, commercial & beverage concentrates, is named president of US refreshment beverages. In this role, Archambault 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 the company 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, who currently serves as SVP and general manager of coffee, is promoted to president of US Coffee. Since joining the company in 2015, Minogue has played a key role in the innovation and growth of the Keurig system, says the company, 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 e-commerce platforms, including Keurig.com. In his new role, Minogue will further the company’s leadership position in the single-serve coffee category, delivering significant value for all stakeholders of the ecosystem.
Sudhanshu Priyadarshi, CFO, 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, Priyadarshi is a strong financial and operational leader with a deep knowledge of the business. His leadership will play a pivotal role in the continued growth of KDP’s International business segment.
Monique Oxender is appointed chief corporate affairs officer, having built a strong foundation and strategic vision as interim leader. She had previously been the company’s senior vice president & chief sustainability officer, where she designed a comprehensive framework for the company’s corporate responsibility platform.
Mauricio Leyva, who has led the ongoing success of KDP’s International businesses along with positioning US Coffee for accelerated growth, will remain in his role as group president until 31 December 2023, supporting the transition, and move to an advisory role in 2024.
As previously announced, Tim Cofer joins KDP’s ELT as chief operating officer on 6 November, with a planned transition to CEO in the second quarter of 2024. All other ELT members continue in their roles.
Reflecting upon this leadership evolution, chairman and CEO, Bob Gamgort shared, “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.” He also added, “I’d like to thank Mauricio for his leadership and look forward to his ongoing support as an advisor to the company.”