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06/21/2022

Cara Keating takes on new role with Frito-Lay North America

Rachel Ferdinando will replace Keating as president of PepsiCo Foods Canada
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Cara Keating is moving into a new role.

Currently the president of PepsiCo Foods Canada, Keating will join Frito-Lay North America as chief customer officer, effective July 1.

In this new role, Keating, a 2017 Star Women in Grocery award winner, will oversee sales strategy, planning and commercialization for Frito-Lay’s U.S. customer sales organization, according to a press release.

Replacing Keating at the helm of PepsiCo Foods Canada is Rachel Ferdinando. Ferdinando has been with the company for five years and has also held several global marketing and general management leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline.

Keating replaces Mike Del Pozzo, who will be returning to PBNA as president and general manager of the Gatorade performance portfolio.

Brett O’Brien, the current general manager and senior vice-president of the Gatorade Performance Portfolio (GPP), will succeed Ferdinando as the Frito-Lay U.S. chief marketing officer. 

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