PURCHASE, N.Y. — Debra Crew has been named president of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, a division of PepsiCo, Inc.

Ms. Crew will be in charge of PepsiCo’s Gatorade and Tropicana business in North America as well as the Latin America Beverage business and the company’s North America warehouse sales organization and Beverage Growth Ventures Group.

She is currently president of PepsiCo’s Western Europe business and joined PepsiCo in April 2010. Prior to that, she held roles at Mars, Inc., Kraft Foods and Nestle.