Nestlé Waters Canada appoints new President

To Press Releases listApr 27, 2010

Nestlé Waters Canada appoints new President

Former General Manager John Zupo to lead Company

PUSLINCH, Ontario –Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s market share-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that John Zupo has been appointed President of the Company, effective immediately.  

Until his promotion, Mr. Zupo had served Nestlé Waters Canada as General Manager. He also served the Company as a member of its leadership team. He will now also sit on the Executive management team of Nestlé Waters North America.

In his new role, Mr. Zupo will be responsible for the overall operations of Nestlé Waters Canada, including revenue, profit, market share, environmental stewardship, product quality and customer satisfaction.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead Nestlé Waters Canada, as the Company is well positioned for renewed growth in the Canadian market,” explained Mr. Zupo. “Following a period of tough economic conditions in Canada, the bottled water market has been growing again over the last six months -- and Nestlé Waters Canada is competing aggressively for a share of that new business.

“Today, we are Canada’s favourite natural spring water producer and complemented by our environmental leadership investments in such initiatives as lighter bottles and containers made of 100% recycled plastic and our industry stewardship in such areas as public spaces recycling and the hybrid recycling system in Manitoba, we are well-positioned for growth in the future.”

“In the two years John served the Company as General Manager, he made great strides in improving relations with our retail partners and focusing our sales efforts where they would make the greatest impact with consumers,” explained Kim Jeffery, Chief Executive Officer and President, Nestlé Waters North America. “I am very confident that, in his new role as President, John will help position Nestlé Waters Canada for sustainable, long-term growth in the Canadian market.”  

Mr. Zupo brings more than 14 years of sales and operations experience with Nestlé Waters North America to the role, having served as Director of Sales Operations for the U.S. market for three years and Zone Manager for the Western U.S. region before that. He began his career with Nestlé Waters in category and account management in California.

Mr. Zupo holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from Westminster College.
About Nestlé Waters Canada

Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Greenwich, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 450 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.

For further information, please visit our web site at www.nestle-waters.ca or contact:

John B. Challinor II   APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Email: john.challinor@waters.nestle.com

Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370
Email: jalton@national.ca