Starbucks names new VP of global supply chain

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23 May 2013 | Rebecca Ellinor

Deverl Maserang has been named as the man appointed to lead the global supply chain at Starbucks Coffee Company.

As the executive vice president he will be accountable for end-to-end supply chain operations globally, spanning manufacturing, engineering, procurement, distribution, planning, transportation, inventory management and worldwide sourcing.

Maserang will join on 3 June, report to Troy Alstead, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer of Starbucks and be a part of the company’s senior leadership team.

As reported by SM, The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 report ranked Starbucks as 16th last year.

Maserang joins from Chiquita Brands International, and has more than 20 years of experience leading global supply chain operations. While heading up the global value chain for Chiquita and Fresh Express, he was responsible for managing the end-to-end supply chain function of approximately 20,000 employees. Prior to that, he held a variety of supply chain roles at Pepsi Bottling Group, United Parcel Service, and a number of start-ups in industrial engineering, operations and supply chain management.

Starbucks Coffee Company was launched in 1971. It sources, roasts and sells arabica coffee and now has cafes around the globe.

In November, research claimed arabica coffee plants could cease to exist within this century as a result of climate change, pests and diseases.

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