Eric J. Foss is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PBG. He was named CEO and elected to the PBG Board of Directors in July 2006. He was elevated to Chairman of the Board in October 2008. Prior to his current position, Mr. Foss served as Chief Operating Officer from September 2005 to July 2006. Mr. Foss joined Pepsi-Cola Company in 1982 and held a variety of increasingly responsible field and headquarters-based sales, marketing and general management positions. In 1990, Mr. Foss was named Vice President, Retail Strategy for Pepsi-Cola North America (PCNA). From 1994 to 1996, he served as General Manager of PCNA's Great West Business Unit. In 1996, he was named General Manager of Pepsi-Cola's Central Europe business. He returned to the United States in February 1999, when he joined PBG as Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales and Field Marketing. In 2000, Mr. Foss was appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager of PBG North America and, a year later, was named President, PBG North America. Mr. Foss holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Ball State University.