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Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Western Division Named PepsiCo’s Donald M. Kendall Bottler of the Year for 2015

RALEIGH, NC, September 14, 2016

Paul Finney NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, September 14, 2016—As part of a special recognition during its national bottler meeting here, PepsiCo North America Beverages (PNAB), a unit of PepsiCo (PEP: NYSE), last night named Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) Western Division, as its Donald M. Kendall Bottler of the Year for 2015.

Named for PepsiCo’s beloved former chairman, CEO and co-founder, this is the highest honor conferred among PNAB’s independent bottling partners. PBV’s Western Division was one of three finalists recognized for outstanding volume and per capita growth, retail and foodservice execution, customer service, quality standards, community support and performance against PNAB’s strategic imperatives.

PBV President and CEO Paul Finney, PBV Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris McCool and PBV Western Division Vice President Jimmy Burns accepted the award from Al Carey PepsiCo North America CEO, Kirk Tanner PNAB President and COO, and SVP/GM of PNAB’s Franchise Business Unit Mario Mercurio.

“Our people are second to none when it comes to energy in the field, their ability to execute against the competition and deliver great results,” said Finney.

“PBV’s Western Division team embodies best practices in every aspect of the ‘make, sell and deliver’ equation – the heart, soul and backbone of any strong franchise system,” said Mercurio. “They provide extraordinary customer service in a challenging market while giving back liberally to their community.”

Each year PepsiCo makes a $5,000 donation to a nonprofit community organization of each Donald M. Kendall bottler of the year finalist’s choosing. PBV selected the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest, North Carolina, with whom they have an enduring history of support. “It is critically important for us not only to run a successful business, but to give back to the community,” Finney emphasized, “and Second Harvest is a perfect example of that.”

Press Releases

In this section of the Pepsi Bottling Ventures website, you can reference archived press releases.

20 June 2016
PBV Renews Support for CTNC

04 April 2016
Pepsi Bottling Ventures Opens New Facility in Cabarrus County

07 July 2015
PBV Supports Conservation Trust for NC's Efforts to Protect Water Quality and Engage Youth in Conservation

20 April 2015
Pepsi Bottling Ventures to open new Charlotte facility

18 February 2015
Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ Jimmy V Vending Machines Raise Nearly $50,000 for The V Foundation.

13 August 2014
Pepsi Bottling Ventures Supports Conservation Trust for North Carolina’s Efforts to Protect Water Quality and Engage Youth in Conservation

19 June 2014:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures a Sponsor of Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series including upcoming Fire in the Triangle

17 June 2013:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC finalizes acquistion of five county North Carolina territory – Charlotte

10 January 2013:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures recognized as BEVERAGE INDUSTRY’s BOTTLER OF THE YEAR for 2013

11 November 2012:
PBV supports our Veteran employees and local Veterans groups

06 September 2012:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures and Big Red, Inc., announce Distributor Agreement for the Carolinas

22 August 2012:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ Raleigh Production Facility Wins North America Caleb Bradham Platinum Award For 2011

13 July 2012:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures Will Expand Operations In Winston-Salem

24 Feb 2012:
Chris McCool Named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pepsi Bottling Ventures

01 Jan 2012:
Paul Finney Named President and CEO of Pepsi Bottling Ventures

28 Sept 2011:
PBV of Raleigh, N.C., Named Pepsi-Cola’s Donald M. Kendall Bottler of the Year

04 December 2009:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures Finalizes Acquisition of South Carolina Bottler

24 June 2009:
Raleigh PBV to receive the 2009 Caleb Bradham Platinum Award

26 January 2009:
Pepsi Bottling Ventures recognized as BEVERAGE INDUSTRY’S BOTTLER OF THE YEAR for 2009

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