TORONTO — Former PepsiCo executives Leslie Starr Keating and Rebecca Fisher have been appointed to SunOpta, Inc.’s board of directors.  

Ms. Keating brings over 31 years of experience at PepsiCo to her new role. She was senior vice-president of PepsiCo’s supply chain from 2008 until her retirement in 2017. Before that, she oversaw the company’s innovation commercialization and service agendas as senior vice-president of commercialization and supply chain.

Ms. Fisher was senior vice-president of human resources, North America beverages for PepsiCo before retirement in December 2018. Before that, she was senior vice-president of human resources, corporate talent management and Latin America talent management. She previously was vice-president of human resources North America customer teams and PepsiCo America Foods, and senior director and vice-president of human resources at PepsiCo.

“We are pleased to have Leslie and Becky join SunOpta’s Board of Directors,” said Dean Hollis, chairman of the board of directors at SunOpta. “Leslie and Becky bring diverse perspectives and extensive food industry expertise to our board. Leslie’s deep experience in overseeing supply chain management and go to market transformation strategy and Becky’s extensive skills in organizational design and alignment in order to achieve productivity goals will be invaluable to SunOpta as we work to deliver our strategic goals. We look forward to their contributions.”

SunOpta specializes in sourcing, processing and packaging organic, non-G.M.O. and specialty foods with a focus on vertically integrates business models. The company’s food operations revolve around grain, seed, fruit and vegetable-based product offerings.