Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) has appointed a president and CEO to replace Keith Reimer.

Paul Finney, PBV's senior VP for sales and marketing, will take up the role with immediate effect, the firm said today (13 January). PBV, a Pepsi bottler and distributor, is a joint-venture between Suntory International and PepsiCo.

Prior to his previous role with PBV, Finney spent 17 years with Pepsi-Cola North America in a number of roles including VP of sales for SoBe, and VP/general manager in a number of locations including Southern California, Texas and New York.

Reimer retired on 31 December.