Carl Bergstrom replaces Mark Coswill who is due to retire at the end of the month

Carl Bergstrom replaces Mark Coswill who is due to retire at the end of the month

Suntory-owned Frucor Beverages has appointed a new managing director.

Carl Bergstrom will replace Mark Coswill, who is due to retire at the end of the month after 18 years in the role, the soft drinks firm said today (9 May). Bergstrom was previously CEO of Frucor's New Zealand business since joining the company in 2000.

Prior to joining Frucor, he was general manager of Carter Holt Harvey Distribution Group and Carters Building Supplies, and held senior executive roles in Carter Holt Harvey's consumer products division.

"After an extensive process, it is very pleasing to appoint Frucor's new managing director from within the business," said Suntory Food & Beverage Ltd's chairman and president, Nobuhiro Torii. "Carl brings strong commercial acumen and a passion for innovation and for our customers."