With nearly 25 years of experience leading food and beverage businesses, Chris Kiser was named President of AdvancePierre Foods retail Brands Division in 2010.
Chris joined AdvancePierre from Pinnacle Foods Group, where he held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer for this $3.5 billion manufacturer and marketer of leading branded food products. During his tenure there he also successfully led the Food Service business across a diverse product portfolio. Before Pinnacle, Chris served as Senior Vice President, General Manager at Diageo, a leading global branded beverage manufacturer and marketer. Chris started his career at Reckitt & Colman on an accelerated track through sales, brand marketing and logistics and then spent time with Campbell Soup Company in positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, trade marketing and category management.
Chris holds a BS in Marketing from Truman State University and is a graduate of the Food Executive Program at Cornell University and studied at the Wharton Business School. Chris served as a Board Member of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association and is an active fundraiser for the North Texas Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.