PepsiAmericas, Inc. has elected a new director to its board. The company announced yesterday (21 December) that James R Kackley was elected to the board, effective from 15 December.

In making the announcement, PepsiAmericas' chairman and CEO Robert C. Pohlad said: "Jim's wealth of business and financial expertise will be of great value to PepsiAmericas. We look forward to working with him and to his contributions to the PepsiAmericas' board."

Kackley, 62, spent over 35 years at Arthur Andersen and Andersen Worldwide. He was a partner in both the US and Worldwide firms from 1974. Before retiring from Andersen Worldwide in 1999, he served as Managing Partner - Chief Financial Officer.

Currently, Kackley serves on the Herman Miller, Inc. board of directors and as a member of the audit committee.