Keurig Green Mountain has hired Peter G. Leemputte as the company’s new chief financial officer and treasurer.
He will join the company in June 2015 and will assume his roles effective August 17, 2015. Leemputte will succeed current CFO and treasurer, Fran Rathke, who will continue to serve in the role until that date. As previously disclosed, to ensure a smooth transition, Rathke will then become senior advisor to the CEO and will remain with the company through September 2015.
“Pete’s thirty-plus years of financial experience, including more than a dozen years as a public company CFO, will contribute immediately to our efforts,” said Brian Kelley, Keurig president and CEO. “Pete brings significant skills to numerous corporate and leadership initiatives and I am confident that Keurig will benefit from his knowledge and perspective as we continue to grow our hot beverage platforms and move toward the launch of our innovative Keurig Kold beverage system this fall.”
Leemputte brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance leadership positions. Most recently he served as CFO of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company from 2008 to March 2015 overseeing a number of functions, including accounting and reporting, financial planning, audit, tax, treasury, investor relations and information technology. Prior to that, he was CFO of Brunswick Corporation from 2003 through 2008. Leemputte has also held numerous leadership roles, including positions at Chicago Title & Trust, Armco, FMC Corporation and Amoco.