PepsiCo appoints new SVP R&D global foods


PURCHASE, N.Y. PepsiCo announced that Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter, Ph.D., will join PepsiCo as SVP research and development of global foods, reporting to PepsiCo chief scientific officer Mehmood Khan and John Compton, CEO, PepsiCo Americas Foods.

In this role, Kleinbach-Sauter will have global operating responsibility for the research and development of global foods and snacks business, including accelerating innovation and developing products with functional advantages while continuing to apply credible science to enhance the broad product portfolio of PepsiCo's powerful brands.

She will be based in Plano, Texas, and will begin her new position on Oct. 19.

"We are very pleased to welcome Heidi, who brings a strong science-based expertise to this critical role," said Dr. Khan. "I'm confident she will be instrumental in the continued development of differentiated innovation in our global foods and snacks business."

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