FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: ABA Press Office
April 30, 2009
PEPSI BOTTLING VENTURES LLC PRESIDENT AND CEO KEITH REIMER ELECTED TO SERVE A SECOND TERM ON THE AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Beverage Association (ABA) announced today the re-election of Mr. Keith Reimer, president and CEO, Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC, to its Board of Directors.
"I am proud to welcome Keith to the ABA board of directors and am grateful for his commitment to our industry," said Larry D. Young, chair of the ABA board of directors and president and chief executive officer of Dr Pepper Snapple Group. "As we develop initiatives and confront challenges, Keith’s unique perspective will help to further strengthen our industry’s leadership."
ABA President and CEO Susan K. Neely said, "We are pleased to have Keith serving among our association’s leadership and welcome him to our team."
"I am honored to continue my service on the ABA Board of Directors," Mr. Reimer said. "I look forward to playing an active role in helping shape the future course for our industry."
Mr. Reimer was named president and chief executive officer of Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) in 2004. Previously, he held positions with both Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) and Pepsi-Cola North America (PCNA). Most recently, he was vice president/general manager of the North American Coffee Partnership, a joint venture of Starbucks and Pepsi-Cola. Mr. Reimer began his career with General Foods Corp. and now has more than 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, including a number of general management and executive positions. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association and the University of North Dakota, his alma mater.
Members of the ABA Board of Directors are appointed for four-year terms.
The American Beverage Association is the trade organization representing the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and distribute non-alcoholic beverages in the United States.