Dr Pepper Snapple Group has confirmed two appointments

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has confirmed two appointments

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has promoted two of its executive leadership team to the level of executive VP.

The Texas-based soft drinks firm said yesterday (14 December) that David Thomas will become EVP of research & development, while Tina Barry is set to move up to EVP of corporate affairs.

Thomas, who had been SVP of research & development since joining the company in 2006, has overall responsibility for all aspects of R&D. Barry joined DPSG in 2008 as vice president of corporate communications and was promoted later that year to the role of SVP of corporate affairs.

Both continue to report directly to DPSG's president and CEO, Larry Young.

"David has led the R&D team through a period of significant change, relocating the R&D center and pilot plant from Connecticut," said Young. "Under Tina's guidance, corporate affairs has made tremendous strides to … establish our strategic philanthropy efforts and drive a sustainability mindset throughout our company.”

Both promotions will take effect from 1 January.