Zevia PBC (“Zevia” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ZVIA), the company disrupting the liquid refreshment beverage industry with great tasting, zero sugar beverages made with simple, plant-based ingredients, today announced the appointment of Bill Williamson to the role of Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Supply Chain Officer.
Mr. Williamson joined the Zevia management team from Monster Energy, where he served as Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain. He brings over 25 years of operations and supply chain experience in the beverage and consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) industries, with a proven track record of leading successful transformations and identifying and executing opportunities for improvement to drive revenue growth and increase profitability. He is responsible for leading operations, supply chain optimization and information technology to support growth and profitability initiatives and reports to Amy Taylor, President and CEO.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bill to the Zevia team to lead our supply chain transformation,” said Amy Taylor, President and CEO. “He is a CPG veteran with a proven track record in beverage and decades of broad functional experience encompassing manufacturing, finance, distribution and retail. Bill brings a deep understanding of high-growth beverage brands along with a strong strategic background, a hands-on approach and passion for team building. He is uniquely qualified to drive immediate and sustainable improvements to our supply chain along with optimizing and scaling our network over the long-term to support future growth.”
Most recently, Mr. Williamson was the Senior Vice President, Operations at Monster Energy Company, with responsibility for operations and supply chain continuity across the Americas. Prior to Monster Energy, he was with Pabst Brewing Company for approximately 10 years, where he held progressive roles of responsibility across commercial and operational areas including serving as Chief Supply Chain Officer from 2019 to 2021. Prior to Pabst, Mr. Williamson held leadership positions in sales and in operations within retail and in distribution, including time at Sam’s Club and at CHEP focused on the Walmart business. He received his BBA in Finance from Texas Tech University and is a two-time IronMan.
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Zevia PBC, a Delaware public benefit corporation designated as a “Certified B Corporation,” is focused on addressing the global health challenges resulting from excess sugar consumption by offering a broad portfolio of zero sugar, zero calorie, naturally sweetened beverages. All Zevia® beverages are made with a handful of simple, plant-based ingredients, contain no artificial sweeteners, and are Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, Kosher, vegan and zero sodium. Zevia is distributed in more than 32,000 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada through a diverse network of major retailers in the food, drug, warehouse club, mass, natural and ecommerce channels.