Keurig Dr Pepper Restructures Supply Chain Org

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Keurig Dr Pepper is realigning its supply chain structure, and as part of this has promoted from within, moving three senior supply chain leaders into new roles. The rejig is part of a broader plan to accelerate enterprise-wide productivity and optimize growth, the company said.

As part of the reshuffle, the No. 56 publicly owned consumer goods company named Roger Johnson their new chief supply chain officer. Johnson will replace Tony Milikin, who joined the company in September 2021 and is leaving KDP to pursue new opportunities.

Johnson has been with KDP since 2016, most recently serving as their chief product officer. During this time, he implemented the division’s new brewer innovation strategy, including connected brewers and BrewID technology.

“I am honored and excited to assume this important role for our company and look to the future with great optimism that our best years are still ahead of us,”  Johnson shared. 

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KDP also promoted current logistics operations SVP Christopher Martin to SVP, coffee supply chain, and Paul DaRosa to SVP of cold beverages supply chain. Martin has been with the company since 2014, while DaRosa joined in 2018. In these expanded roles, Martin and DaRosa will report to Johnson, whose appointment will come into effect Oct. 17 2022. 

A Year of Change

This latest realignment comes at a time of various personnel moves for the beverage company. In addition to the fairly recent appointment of Milikin, the company named Ozan Dokmecioglu as its new CEO in April 2022. Dokmecioglu joined the company in 2016 from The Kellogg Company after also serving in various leadership roles with Kraft Foods, Cargill, and Arthur Andersen. Prior to taking up the position of CEO, Dokmecioglu worked as KDP’s chief financial officer and president of international. 

Commenting on these latest appointments, Dokmecioglu said, “We are fortunate to have such a strong supply chain bench, with experienced and talented leaders ready to assume expanded roles,” adding that the restructure should help KDP intensify their growth focus and optimize supply chain operations.  

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