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Jason Blake takes over as president of PepsiCo Beverages Canada

Blake succeeds Mike Ruff, who joins PepsiCo Beverages North America North Division
Jillian Morgan, female, digital editor for Canadian Grocer

PepsiCo Canada has promoted Jason Blake to president of PepsiCo Beverages Canada.

He succeeds Mike Ruff, who is moving into the role of president of the PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) North Division following Richard Glover’s retirement.

Blake – previously SVP, commercial for PBNA South Division – will oversee all aspects of the business and lead its more than 5,000 employees across Canada.

The executive joined the company more than 16 years ago. He also previously served as PBNA’s chief sustainability officer.

Blake has held roles across food and beverages in customer management, channel strategy and retail sales after beginning his career in corporate strategy and development.

Ruff, meanwhile, has worked at PepsiCo for 26 years, holding positions in field sales, operations, customer development and commercialization leadership.

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