Ocean Spray leadership changes

Retirement, promotion announced

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Ocean Spray Cranberries President and CEO Randy Papadellis will be leaving the cooperative on July 1. Papadellis has been in his current positions since 2002. He has more than 35 years of experience in the food and beverage industry with companies such as Cadbury Schweppes, Frito-Lay and Welch’s. He will remain on the board and continue as CEO until his departure this summer.


Effective immediately, Bobby Chacko, senior vice president and chief growth officer, has been promoted to president and COO. Before joining Ocean Spray last year, Chacko was the regional president of Mars Drinks and had complete responsibility for the North American business. In all, he has over 20 years of strategy, innovation, marketing and commercialization experience with businesses such The Coca-Cola Company, AB Inbev and GE Capital.

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