Class A Director, Member Since: 2005
In December 2012, Mr. Burwick was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., a specialty coffee and tea company based in California. Prior to this role, starting in April 2010, Mr. Burwick served as President, North America of Weight Watchers International, Inc., a publicly-held company based in New York City and a leading provider of weight management services. Mr. Burwick previously had been Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of PepsiCo North American Beverages, headquartered in Purchase, New York, until September 2009. Before assuming that position in April 2008, he had been Executive Vice President, Commercial, of PepsiCo International and President of Pepsi-QTG Canada, headquartered in Toronto, a position he held from November 2005 to March 2008. Mr. Burwick held several positions with Pepsi-Cola North America, including serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from June 2002 until immediately prior to his move to Pepsi-QTG Canada.
Mr. Burwick has extensive experience in marketing consumer products. His significant experience in the beverage industry has also been integral in helping shape our overall brand development strategies. Mr. Burwick’s broad senior management experience is also an asset to our Compensation Committee, on which he has served since May 2005, including as Chair from May 2006 to May 2013, and our Nominating/Governance Committee, on which he has served since May 2005. Mr. Burwick holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Nominating Committee (Chairman), Compensation Committee