On the Street -- PepsiCo's New VP of Global R&D

July 16/Healthcare Finance, Tax & Law Weekly -- PepsiCo announced the appointment of Jonathan McIntyre, Ph.D., to the newly created position of senior vice president, PepsiCo R&D Global Beverages, reporting to Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer, and Massimo d'Amore, chief executive officer, PepsiCo Americas Beverages.

As PepsiCo continues to accelerate the innovation in its global beverage business, McIntyre will lead the R&D beverage transformation agenda worldwide. To meet the ever-changing demands of consumers and retail customers, McIntyre will be responsible for developing products with "real functional and natural advantages" while continuing to apply credible science to enhance the portfolio of PepsiCo's beverage brands. Most recently, PepsiCo released naturally sweetened, zero calorie variants of SoBe Life Water using the Stevia root.

"We're delighted to welcome Jon to PepsiCo's global R&D team," said Khan. "He brings nearly 20 years of expertise in key R&D positions. I'm confident that under his leadership, the R&D beverage team will be even more innovative and agile in responding to the dynamic consumer and public health environment."

McIntyre has expertise in the development of nutritional beverages, sports drinks and other formulas. He has broad experience in applied technology, food and sensory sciences, discovery research, nutrition science, regulatory affairs, manufacturing technology-engineering and quality control among other disciplines.

Most recently, McIntyre served as senior vice president, technology and innovation at Solae, a DuPont foods company. Prior to Solae, McIntyre was formerly chief of development and operations at Auxeris Therapeutics and previously served as chief scientist at Monsanto Protein Technologies.

McIntyre earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Cincinnati and holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Grove City College. He will be based at the company's headquarters in Purchase, New York.

From the July 20, 2009, Prepared Foods E-dition