Jones Soda Co. appointed 38-year CPG and foodservice industry veteran Mark Murray as president, effective Sept. 1, 2020.

Murray most recently served as the president of JGC Foods, a 600-employee North American food manufacturer specializing in fresh soups, sauces, sides, and entrées. In his six years with JGC, including four as vice president of sales and marketing, Murray created and implemented a broad range of strategic initiatives that nearly tripled company sales, developed new channels, achieved significant cost savings, and led to the acquisition of JGC by a capital fund.

Earlier in his career, Murray held various senior sales and marketing positions for well-known CPG and food service brands, including Harry’s Fresh Foods, SOLO Cup Company, Campbell’s Food Company and Kraft Heinz Food Service. At each of these companies, he substantially grew sales and operational efficiencies through strategic visioning, new business and key account development, change management and other executive leadership.

In addition, interim CEO Jamie Colbourne has been appointed as a director to fill a current vacancy on Jones Soda’s board of directors.