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PepsiCo Foods Canada announces leadership appointments

Mike Lust, Lance Wade and Rena Nickerson take on new roles.

PepsiCo Foods Canada is announcing several changes to its senior leadership team.

Mike Lust, formerly vice-president of customer development) assumes the new role of VP, growth office. 

In a LinkedIn post he wrote: "After an amazing four years leading the PFC Customer Development team, I'm excited to share that I'm moving to a new role as vice-president, growth office for PepsiCo Foods Canada! In my new role I'll be responsible for building and commercializing PFC’s growth strategy, team and transformation agenda for Canada, across Quaker and Frito Lay.  After almost 30 years with PepsiCo I'm excited to take on this new challenge...stay tuned for more details!"

Lance Wade is appointed to the role of VP, customer development, reporting to Rachel Ferdinando, president of PepsiCo Foods Canada.

Wade is a 20-year veteran at the organization and has held several roles across its foods and beverages businesses in a variety of sales and customer development positions. Most recently, he was general manager for Quaker Canada.

In turn, Rena Nickerson takes over as general manager for Quaker Canada, also reporting to Ferdinando. Nickerson has led the SodaStream Canada team as the general manager for the past seven years and wrote on LinkedIn: "I am excited to take on the role of GM, Quaker Canada as the first Streamer to transition over to our PepsiCo parent ship," she wrote on LinkedIn. "The Quaker team at PepsiCo Foods Canada is impressive, with business results that demonstrate the massive potential of this brand. I am honoured to take the mantle from Lance Wade an incredible builder+leader."

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