Rob has been with PepsiCo since 1997 and is currently a Director in PepsiCo’s Global Sustainable Agriculture Group managing implementation of the Sustainable Farming Initiative across their global supply chain. The Sustainable Farming Initiative encourages growers to operate in ways that reduce environmental and social impacts, while maintaining economic strength and viability through a continuous improvement process. Rob has played a key role in developing PepsiCo’s sustainable agriculture strategy and programs since their inception in 2008 and is currently serving as Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform.
Throughout his career Rob has consistently demonstrated the ability to implement “big” initiatives across complex global supply chains. Prior to joining the Global Sustainable Agriculture Group Rob was a Sustainability Director in PepsiCo’s Global Operations function delivering productivity and minimizing risk for PepsiCo’s global enterprise and supply chain. In this position, Rob was responsible for PepsiCo’s ReCon (“Resource Conservation”) program, maintaining global environmental metrics systems and reporting, and directing PepsiCo’s Environmental Sustainability Council, a global & cross-divisional team of environmental professionals.
Prior to joining PepsiCo Global Ops Rob worked for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division in various Environmental and Energy Engineering positions. Rob holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron (Ohio, USA) and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (Ohio, USA). Rob lives with his wife of 20+ years and two daughters in the Dallas, Texas, USA area.