Boo Koo Holdings has appointed Gil Cassagne, formerly CEO of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, to the position of chairman.

Cassagne, who last month joined the company's board of directors, replaces Steven Solomon as chairman, who will remain a director.

"In the short period of time since I have joined the company's board, I have become excited by the numerous opportunities available to the company to create a broad-based consumer beverage company focused on health, wellness and functional benefit beverages," said Cassagne. "I would also like to thank Steve for the role that he has played in bringing me in and helping the company evolve to this point. I welcome his counsel as a member of the board."

Cassagne has over 20 years of experience in the beverage industry with companies such as Procter & Gamble, The Dr Pepper Company and Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages.

He most recently held the position of CEO of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, a division of Cadbury Schweppes where he also served as part of the executive board of the multinational consumer products company.

The company recently appointed Jack Belsito, formerly president of Snapple Distributors and Joe Bayern, formerly chief strategy officer of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, to its board of directors.