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Our Leadership

PepsiCo Canada is organized into two business units - PepsiCo Beverages Canada, which includes brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade and Tropicana, and PepsiCo Foods Canada, which includes Frito Lay Canada and Quaker foods & snacks.

Richard Glover

Image of Richard Glover Richard Glover is President of PepsiCo Beverages Canada, having assumed this role in February, 2011. Richard has responsibility for PepsiCo Canada's bottling organization and its beverage portfolio of brands including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7UP, Aquafina, Lipton, Tropicana and Gatorade. This position combines the experience of two go-to-market systems via the Bottlers and warehouse distribution.

Richard joined PepsiCo in 1994 with Hostess Frito-Lay, and has since gained a wealth of foods and beverages experience through a number of diverse roles in Marketing, Sales and General Management across four countries and five different businesses.

In 2007 Richard accepted the role of Business Unit General Manager for PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand. During his tenure, he led significant People and Business accomplishments, while also growing market share, resulting in a number of global PepsiCo awards and acknowledgements. In July, 2010 Richard returned to Canada to lead PepsiCo Beverages Canada's field bottling team as Chief Operating Officer.

Richard holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He is also a member of The Canadian Beverage Association Board of Directors.

Jason McDonell

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Jason is the President of PepsiCo Foods Canada, and was appointed to this role on July 21, 2015.  Jason has been with PepsiCo for 17 years, and has a wealth of knowledge in general management, sales and marketing from his roles in PepsiCo’s foods and snacks businesses across Canada and the United States.

At the beginning of his PepsiCo career, Jason worked in Brand Marketing in Canada on some of the company’s biggest brands including Lay’s, Doritos and Cheetos, before moving to the U.S. with Frito Lay North America in Plano, Texas, as a Director of Marketing. Jason then moved over to sales at Frito-Lay North America as the VP/GM for Customer Strategy, before taking on a broader PepsiCo role as VP/GM PepsiCo Sales in California.

Jason returned to Canada in 2011 as the Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo Foods Canada. Jason then moved to a field assignment in 2013 as GM Field Sales role leading the Ontario Area – the country’s largest direct store delivery (DSD) retail area.   Jason was promoted in 2015 to his most recent role, VP/GM Field Sales for Canada, where he was responsible for Go-To-Market, Foodservice and the Ontario, East and West regions of Canada.

Prior to PepsiCo, Jason worked in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble and he holds an Honours Business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

He is very thankful for the opportunities and experience he obtained as a youth growing up in Chatham and has made it his focus to give back to youth.  In addition to public speaking at many youth leadership seminars, he has also been a Board of Director for Optimist Clubs, Board of Director for Do Something (not for profit focused on supporting youth and developing future leaders).

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