President of Cott’s North America Business
Chief Procurement Officer
Carlos Baila was appointed Chief Procurement Officer in 2013. From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Baila worked for PepsiCo Inc. as Vice President of Global Procurement. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Baila worked as a Supply Chain Executive at Accenture Ltd. where he provided clients with management consulting services primarily around supply chain and strategic sourcing projects, procurement transformations, contract structuring, financial valuations, and supply chain optimizations. Mr. Baila has been involved in multinational projects across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia; and, in Argentina, held several positions in operations at Keystone Foods from 1995 to 1997 and Quilmes Brewery from 1992 to 1995.
Chief Accounting Officer
Jason Ausher was appointed Chief Accounting Officer in May 2015. Prior to this appointment, from 2015 to 2011, Mr. Ausher served as the Company’s VP Treasurer, Corporate Development. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Ausher served as the Company’s Corporate Controller and from 2008 to 2010 he held the position of Controller for the Company’s U.S. business unit. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Ausher held numerous positions with Walter Industries, Inc. and Mueller Water Products Inc. (a water infrastructure business and spin-off of Walter Industries, Inc.), including the position of Vice President of Finance. Prior to this, from 1996 to 2002, Mr. Ausher was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Chief Executive Officer
Jerry Fowden was appointed Chief Executive Officer on February 18, 2009. Prior to this appointment between September 2007 and February 2009, he served as President of Cott’s international operating segment, Interim President North America and Interim President of Cott’s U.K. & European business. Prior to joining Cott, Jerry served as Chief Executive Officer of Trader Media Group and as a member of the Guardian Media Group Plc’s Board of Directors. Jerry’s previous roles included various positions with ABInBev, including global Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Bass Brewers, Managing Director of the Rank Group plc’s Hospitality and Holiday Division and member of the Rank Group plc’s Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer of Hero Ag’s multiple European beverage operations and roles within PepsiCo’s beverage operations and Mars pet food operations. Mr. Fowden currently serves on the Board of Directors Constellation Brands Inc., a premium alcoholic beverage company, the Board of the American Beverage Association and previously served on the Board of Chesapeake Corporation, a global packaging company, and as a member of the advisory board of Tchibo U.K., a premium coffee company. Mr. Fowden holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Food Science and Management studies from Kings College London University (formerly Queen Elizabeth College) and is a member of the Worshipful Company of Brewers and a Freeman of the City of London.
Marni Morgan Poe
Vice President, General Counsel Secretary
Marni Morgan Poe was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2010. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Poe served as Corporate Counsel of the Company from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Poe was a partner at the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP from 2000 to 2006 and an associate of the law firm from 1995 to 2000.
Corporate Human Resources Vice President
Michael Creamer was appointed our Vice President of Human Resources for International and Tampa, Florida in 2007 and promoted to Vice President of Human Resources for Cott in 2008. Mr. Creamer currently serves as our Corporate Human Resources Vice President. Prior to joining Cott, Mr. Creamer was Senior Director of Human Resource Operations and International for Avanade Corporation, a global IT consultancy formed as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft Corporation. From 1990 to 2004, Mr. Creamer held several positions within Microsoft, including senior global human resources positions.
Chief Financial Officer
Jay Wells was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Prior to joining Cott, Mr. Wells held various senior finance positions with Molson Coors from 2005 to 2012, including Chief Financial Officer of Molson Coors Canada, a subsidiary of Molson Coors Brewing Company, and Global Vice President, Treasury, Tax, and Strategic Finance of Molson Coors Brewing Company. From 1990 to 2005, Mr. Wells held several positions within Deloitte and Touche LLP, including partner.
Thomas J. Harrington
Chief Executive Officer DS
Thomas J. Harrington was appointed Chief Executive Officer of our DSS business unit in connection with the closing of the DSS Acquisition on December 12, 2014. Prior to the DSS Acquisition, Mr. Harrington served in various roles with DSS from 2004 to 2014, including Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, West Division President, and Senior Vice President, Central Division. Prior to joining DSS, Mr. Harrington served in various roles with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. including Vice President and General Manager of Coca-Cola Enterprises New York and Chicago divisions. He also served in various sales and marketing roles with Pepperidge Farm from 1979 to 1985. Mr. Harrington currently serves on the board of directors of the International Bottled Water Association, the National Automatic Merchandising Association and the Water Quality Association.
Stephen Corby was appointed Managing Director of Cott’s UK/Europe business unit in 2013. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Corby served as Sales Director of Cott’s UK/Europe business unit. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Corby served as Sales Director for Northern Foods.
President of Cott’s North America Business
Bradley Goist was appointed President of Cott’s North America business unit in June 2016. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Goist held various positions with Kellogg Company, including Senior Vice President and General Manager, US Snacks and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Innovation, US Snacks. Prior to that, Mr. Goist held several positions with The Coca-Cola Company from 1996 to 2009, including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hydration and Senior Vice President, Juices, Teas and Emerging Brands.