ARLINGTON, Va. — National Grocers Association here said Tuesday that Van Sapp, a senior vice president at PepsiCo, has been named to the association’s board of directors, succeeding Ted Herrod, another PepsiCo senior vice president.
Sapp began his career at PepsiCo in 1999 and was named senior vice president, accountable for warehouse sales, in 2008. He is based in Chicago. Before joining PepsiCo, he was with Kraft Foods.
"We are so pleased that Van has agreed to join the NGA board. His background and talent will be a great addition to NGA's leadership," Chris Coborn, chairman of NGA, and president and chief executive officer of Coborn’s, St. Cloud, Minn.
Representatives from three other manufacturers — Kellogg's, Unilever and Kraft — also serve on NGA’s board.
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