TORONTO — After nearly 33 years with PepsiCo, Robert Foy, VP of Foodservice, has decided to retire. Over the last three decades, Foy has been instrumental in expanding the PepsiCo business and product portfolio across Canada.
Foy began his PepsiCo career with Quaker Canada as a foodservice representative taking on various sales roles before joining Frito-Lay when PepsiCo Canada acquired Quaker. He’s had a progressive career with roles in sales, marketing, account management and leadership. Foy helped facilitate strong customer relationships which extended into robust partnerships across PepsiCo’s portfolio.
“Robert’s contributions go beyond delivering consistent results,” said the company in the statement. “He helped foster a human-centric culture focused on mentorship, inclusivity and allyship. PepsiCo Canada congratulates Robert on his well-deserved retirement.”
Patrick Charbonneau, who joined PepsiCo Canada in 1997, will assume the role of VP of Foodservice. Previously, Charbonneau served as VP Field Sales, PepsiCo Beverages Canada. In this role, he led the newly created field structure to success after transitioning from leading the Eastern Canada market. He’s active in the industry as a board director of the Quebec Beverage Container Recycling Association (QBCRA) and is a member of the Canadian Beverage Association (CBA) – Quebec chapter and the Quebec Chamber of Commerce Federation.
Finally, Eric Smith will step into the role of VP Field Sales, PepsiCo Beverages Canada. Most recently, he held the role of senior director of Field Sales, Ontario where he led the way in driving operational excellence and topline growth across Ontario.