Richard A. Beck
Richard A. Beck has been a director since October 2019. Mr. Beck served as Senior Vice President, Global Operations of PepsiCo, Inc., one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, from February 2011 to April 2016. In this role, Mr. Beck established the company’s global operations function and led various successful initiatives that improved productivity, drove automation, technology and global systems and improved environmental, health and safety metrics. Prior to this, Mr. Beck had served in other roles of increasing responsibility for PepsiCo from 1993 to 2011, including President/SVP of Gatorade, SVP, PepsiCo Chicago and SVP, Operations for Frito-Lay. In these roles, Mr. Beck oversaw the manufacturing and distribution of some of PepsiCo’s key brands and led various productivity, environmental and sustainability initiatives. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Beck served in positions of increasing responsibility at General Electric from 1981 to 1993. Since 2019, Mr. Beck has served on the board of directors of FleetPride, Inc., a privately held company and leading supplier of parts and maintenance to the commercial trucking industry. Since 2017, he has served on the Executive Council for American Securities LLC, a leading U.S. private equity firm.