PepsiCo announced today the appointment of Jonathan McIntyre, Ph.D., to the newly created position of senior vice president, PepsiCo R&D Global Beverages, reporting to Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer, and Massimo d'Amore, chief executive officer, PepsiCo Americas Beverages.
As PepsiCo continues to accelerate the innovation in its global beverage business, McIntyre will lead the R&D beverage transformation agenda worldwide. To meet the ever-changing demands of consumers and retail customers, McIntyre will be responsible for developing products with real functional and natural advantages while continuing to apply credible science to enhance the broad portfolio of PepsiCo's powerful beverage brands. Most recently, PepsiCo released naturally-sweetened, zero calorie variants of SoBe Life Water using the Stevia root.
"We're delighted to welcome Jon to PepsiCo's global R&D team," said Khan. "He brings nearly 20 years of expertise in key R&D positions. I'm confident that under his leadership, the R&D beverage team will be even more innovative and agile in responding to the dynamic consumer and public health environment."
McIntyre is a highly credentialed scientist with expertise in the development of nutritional beverages, sports drinks and other formulas. He has broad experience in applied technology, food and sensory sciences, discovery research, nutrition science, regulatory affairs, manufacturing technology-engineering and quality control among other disciplines.
Most recently, McIntyre served as senior vice president, technology and innovation at Solae, a DuPont foods company. Prior to Solae, McIntyre was formerly chief of development and operations at Auxeris Therapeutics and previously served as chief scientist at Monsanto Protein Technologies.
McIntyre earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Cincinnati and holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Grove City College. He will be based at the company's headquarters in Purchase, NY and will begin his new role on July 27, 2009.
PepsiCo is one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, with 2008 annual revenues of more than $43 billion. The company operates in approximately 200 countries, and employs approximately 198,000 people worldwide. Its principal businesses include: Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods. The PepsiCo portfolio includes 18 brands that generate $1 billion or more each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo's commitment to sustainable growth, defined as Performance with Purpose, is focused on generating healthy financial returns while giving back to communities the company serves. This includes meeting consumer needs for a spectrum of convenient foods and beverages, reducing the company's impact on the environment through water, energy and packaging initiatives, and supporting its employees through a diverse and inclusive culture that recruits and retains world-class talent. PepsiCo is listed on the Dow Jones World and North America Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.