Jones Soda Co. Appoints New Board Member
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Jones Soda Co. announces that Richard Cautero has joined the company's Board of Directors. Cautero, a noted executive leader in the consumer packaged goods space, was appointed to the role by the existing Board of Directors.
Cautero's most notable experience in the food and beverage space comes from his nearly 30 years spent with Altria Group, Inc. (formerly known as Philip Morris Companies), which previously counted Kraft Foods and General Foods among its prestigious brand portfolio. From 1977-2006, he held several key executive positions at Altria, most recently as vice president of finance for corporate planning and strategy. Prior to that, he served as chief financial and operating officer for Maxwell House, a division of Kraft Foods, as controller for Post Cereal, also a Kraft Foods brand, and held numerous other financial and operational leadership roles within Altria divisions.
During his time with Altria, Cautero developed an exceptional track record of improving operating performance. Notably, he is credited with developing and implementing a successful strategic global growth plan for Altria, as well as helping spearhead a successful turnaround for the multi-billion dollar Maxwell House division.
Currently Cautero is the managing director of Executive Advisory Services, which provides independent executive advisory, consulting and board services to a variety of organizations. In this capacity, Cautero has performed consulting and interim executive assignments in the consumer products, consumer distribution, manufacturing, and technology sectors since 2006.