Canadian Executives Honoured by Pepsi Beverages Company

Seven Canadians Inducted into Pepsi Beverages Company's "Circle of Excellence"

SOMERS, N.Y., Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Seven PepsiCo Beverages Canada business executives were recently recognized by Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) as being among the company's top executives worldwide with an induction into the Chief Executive Officer's "Circle of Excellence". The following individuals were recognized for their stellar leadership and delivery of PBC business results:

    -  Linda Kuga Pikulin, PepsiCo Beverages Canada President - Mississauga,
    -  Kurtis McCartney, PepsiCo Beverages Canada Vice President General
       Manager, Canada West Market Unit - Calgary, Alberta
    -  Scott Collier, PepsiCo Beverages Canada Area Vice President and
       General Manager for the Ontario Market Unit - Oakville, Ontario
    -  Andy Siklos, PepsiCo Beverages Canada Vice President, Retail Sales -
       Oakville, Ontario
    -  Sassan Jahan, PepsiCo Beverages Canada Vice President, Marketing -
       Toronto, Ontario
    -  Peter Kenyon, PepsiCo Beverages Canada Vice President, Sales Support,
       - Toronto, Ontario
    -  Sylvain Charbonneau, PepsiCo Beverages Canada Vice President General
       Manager, Quebec Market Unit - Montreal, Quebec

PBC CEO Eric Foss recently hosted the Circle of Excellence induction ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

"These outstanding individuals provide leadership and service to their teams, and they are shining embodiments of the positive power of Pepsi," said Foss. "Pepsi Beverages Company is a world-class leader, due in large part to the pride and dedication demonstrated by the executives selected for this award - the CEO's Circle of Excellence. We're honoured to have all of them as part of our team."

Pepsi Beverages Company is committed to recognizing and championing the achievements of those who drive its success. Talent sustainability is a core Pepsi Beverages Company value, and a keystone of PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose agenda - a commitment to delivering sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet. This includes investing in, and giving back to the communities in which employees work and live.

About Pepsi Beverages Company

Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) is PepsiCo's beverage manufacturing, sales and distribution operating unit in the United States, Canada and Mexico. PBC handles approximately 75 percent of PepsiCo's North America beverage volume. Its diverse portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized beverage brands, including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Aquafina, Gatorade, SoBe, Lipton, and Amp Energy. In many markets, PBC also manufactures and/or distributes non-Pepsi brands, including Dr Pepper, Crush, ROCKSTAR, and Muscle Milk. The operating unit is headquartered in Westchester County, New York and employs approximately 70,000 people. Learn more about PBC at

About PepsiCo Beverages Canada

PepsiCo Beverages Canada (PBC), a business unit of PepsiCo Canada ULC, manufactures, distributes, markets and sells a broad range of beverages. Employing over 5,000 associates across the country, PepsiCo Beverages Canada's beverage portfolio of brands includes Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7UP, Aquafina, Lipton, Tropicana and Gatorade. For more information, please visit

SOURCE PepsiCo Canada

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