NEW YORK – January 2006 – Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New York, one of Pepsi-Cola North America’s fastest-growing franchise organizations, has named Terry Ryan its executive vice president, effective March 13.
A 30-year veteran of PepsiCo, Ryan began his career as a route driver for the Pepsi-Cola Company in New Jersey. He worked his way up into district and regional management posts before being promoted to area vice-president in 1983. Five years later, he became VP-sales and marketing for Frito-Lay. In 1993, he returned to Pepsi-Cola North America in Purchase, New York to take on the role of Senior Vice President- Sales.
“Terry will play a key role in the continued success of our bottling operation,” said Bill Wilson, president of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New York. “A true Pepsi icon, he has proven himself to be incredibly knowledgeable, accomplished and a spirited leader who truly cares for his people. In his new role, he’ll continue to build Pepsi brands while identifying new growth opportunities for the Pepsi system.”
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New York was recently honored by Pepsi-Cola North America as a winner of the 2004 Donald M. Kendall Bottler of the Year Award along with Pepsi Bottling Group Hawaii. Named for PepsiCo’s former chairman and founder, the award is bestowed upon PCNA bottling partners that demonstrate outstanding volume growth, customer service and community support.
Contact: Dave DeCecco, Pepsi-Cola North America, 914-253-2655