Keurig Dr Pepper Canada is appointing Olivier Lemire a president, effective October 1, 2021, replacing Stephane Glorieux, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities after nine years with the company.
Lemire, currently VP, commercial strategy and partner brands, will report to KDP CFO & president, international, Ozan Dokmecioglu. Lemire joined Keurig Dr Pepper Canada in 2011 as sales director and has held various leadership roles, including in HR and supply chain. Previously, Lemire had a diverse career in the Canadian retail industry, including six years with Procter & Gamble and three years at Nike.
"Since joining the company, Olivier has demonstrated strong management skills, consistent results delivery, solidifying long-term partnership agreements and attracting high-profile talent to the organization," Dokmecioglu said in a release. "His broad range of experience, coupled with his leadership of successful growth initiatives at our company, makes him uniquely qualified to run our Canadian business unit."
Lemire takes over from Glorieux, who the company says is credited with overseeing "the integration of Keurig Canada with Canada Dry Motts, driving growth through innovation and new strategic partnerships while also accelerating the company's sustainability agenda in Canada."
Keurig Dr Pepper Canada is a strong player in the convenience store space, offering a wide variety of hot and cold beverages marketed under more than 60 flagship brands, including Canada Dry, Mott's Clamato, Van Houtte and Timothy's; as well as Keurig single-serve coffee makers. Its subsidiary, Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc., offers beverage services to away-from-home customers from branch offices in 30 Canadian cities.