PepsiCo Canada food service VP Robert Foy retires

Patrick Charbonneau has been tapped to take over the post as Eric Smith becomes VP of field sales

After almost 33 years with the business, Robert Foy, vice president of food service for PepsiCo Canada, is retiring. 

Patrick Charbonneau, most recently VP of field sales for PepsiCo Beverages Canada, will succeed Foy. 

Charbonneau joined PepsiCo Canada in 1997 and has held progressive roles on both the foods and beverages sides of the business. 

Eric Smith, formerly senior director of field sales for Ontario, becomes VP of field sales for PepsiCo Beverages Canada. Smith joined the company in 2007. 

Foy began his PepsiCo career with Quaker Canada as a food service representative, taking on various sales roles within the Quaker Business before joining Frito-Lay when PepsiCo Canada acquired Quaker. 

He has held a variety of roles across sales, marketing, account management and leadership. 

“He helped facilitate strong customer relationships which extended into robust partnerships across PepsiCo’s portfolio. Robert’s contributions go beyond delivering consistent results. He helped foster a human-centric culture focused on mentorship, inclusivity and allyship. PepsiCo Canada congratulates Robert on his well-deserved retirement,” the company said in a statement.

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