Bryan Welsh, most recently GM for the Pepsi-Starbucks North American Coffee Partnership, has been tapped as GM of SodaStream USA. PepsiCo purchased the maker of at-home sparkling water appliances on Dec. 5. Welsh will report to SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum, who continues to run the company following the acquisition.
PepsiCo North America CEO Al Carey will retire in March after almost 40 years at the company. He has been a PepsiCo stalwart and key operational strategist in both snacks and beverages. Kirk Tanner will become CEO of PepsiCo North America Beverages.
Coca-Cola North America CFO and supply chain chief Brent Hastie is leaving the company to become president of Body Armor in March. Coke holds a minority stake in Bodyarmor and has an option to eventually buy the rest. Hastie will report to Founder and Chairman
Hector Treviño Gutierrez will retire as CFO of Coca-Cola FEMSA after 25 years in the job; Constantino Spas, who joined FEMSA as strategic planning officer in January of this year, will become CFO in January ... Coca-Cola’s retiring CFO Kathy Waller has joined the board of Beyond Meat, the plant-based burger maker; Seth Goldman, who founded and sold Honest Tea to Coke, is Beyond Meat’s executive chairman