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Mark Johnson Named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pepsi Bottling Ventures

RALEIGH, NC, April 18, 2017

Raleigh, N.C. Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), LLC, a joint venture between Suntory International and PepsiCo, announced that Mark Johnson has been named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective June 2017. Johnson will succeed current SVP Chris McCool who is retiring from PBV at the end of May.

Johnson has over 28 years of experience with PepsiCo, both in Sales Operations and Business Development roles. Prior to joining PBV, the University of Arkansas graduate most recently served as Vice-President of Sales and Strategy for Quaker Warehouse Sales. Additionally, Johnson has served as the Senior Director of 7-Eleven and Wal*Mart, as well as Vice President/General Manager for the Oklahoma Market Unit and Charlotte, North Carolina market.

"We are very excited to welcome Mark to the PBV team and are confident that he will provide great leadership for our sales and marketing operations," said Paul Finney, President/CEO of PBV.

Founded in 1943, PBV is the largest privately held bottler and distributor of Pepsi-Cola products in North America. PBV operates 20 bottling and distribution facilities, serving over eight million consumers in parts of North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and South Carolina.

Press Releases

In this section of the Pepsi Bottling Ventures website, you can reference archived press releases.

27 October 2016
Gov. McCrory Announces Expansion by PBV

14 September 2016
Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Western Division Named PepsiCo’s Donald M. Kendall Bottler of the Year for 2015

20 June 2016
PBV Renews Support for CTNC

04 April 2016
Pepsi Bottling Ventures Opens New Facility in Cabarrus County

07 July 2015
PBV Supports Conservation Trust for NC's Efforts to Protect Water Quality and Engage Youth in Conservation

20 April 2015
Pepsi Bottling Ventures to open new Charlotte facility

18 February 2015
Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ Jimmy V Vending Machines Raise Nearly $50,000 for The V Foundation.

13 August 2014
Pepsi Bottling Ventures Supports Conservation Trust for North Carolina’s Efforts to Protect Water Quality and Engage Youth in Conservation

19 June 2014:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures a Sponsor of Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series including upcoming Fire in the Triangle

17 June 2013:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC finalizes acquistion of five county North Carolina territory – Charlotte

10 January 2013:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures recognized as BEVERAGE INDUSTRY’s BOTTLER OF THE YEAR for 2013

11 November 2012:
PBV supports our Veteran employees and local Veterans groups

06 September 2012:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures and Big Red, Inc., announce Distributor Agreement for the Carolinas

22 August 2012:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ Raleigh Production Facility Wins North America Caleb Bradham Platinum Award For 2011

13 July 2012:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures Will Expand Operations In Winston-Salem

24 Feb 2012:
Chris McCool Named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pepsi Bottling Ventures

01 Jan 2012:
Paul Finney Named President and CEO of Pepsi Bottling Ventures

28 Sept 2011:
PBV of Raleigh, N.C., Named Pepsi-Cola’s Donald M. Kendall Bottler of the Year

04 December 2009:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures Finalizes Acquisition of South Carolina Bottler

24 June 2009:
Raleigh PBV to receive the 2009 Caleb Bradham Platinum Award

26 January 2009:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures recognized as BEVERAGE INDUSTRY’S BOTTLER OF THE YEAR for 2009

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