10 Things You Didn’t Know About Keurig Dr. Pepper CEO Bob Gamgort

Bob Gamgort

At the beginning of 2019, coffee manufacturer Keurig Green Mountain announced its merger with the Dr. Pepper Snapple byGroup. Robert “Bob” Gamgort has served as Chief Executive Officer of Keurig Green Mountain since 2016 and had a lot to do with the merging of beverage companies. As of the merger, Gamgort was immediately appointed as CEO, President and Executive Board Director of the newly formed company, Keurig Dr. Pepper (KDP). Bob Gamgort has led a successful career managing several leading companies, particularly food and beverage industries in executive positions. Gamgort serves on several boards and as a trustee for several foundations. He is sure to lead a successful transition in this new endeavor. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Robert J. Gamgort.

1. CEO Keurig Dr. Pepper

Bob Gamgort became CEO and President of Keurig Green Mountain in the spring of 2016. Because of his three-decade success as an executive in the food industry, Gamgort was the perfect person to lead Keurig into a great future. Gamgort has helped guide several companies grow with marketing and mergers. He is truly one of the best leaders in the food industry. It was a difficult decision for Gamgort to leave his executive position at Pinnacle Foods, but he knew he could help advance Keurig Green Mountain which was already a leader in the beverage industry. Gamgort quickly set out to advance the merger between Keurig Green Mountain and Dr. Pepper Snapple. The merger took less than two years to come about. Merging Keuring Green Mountain with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group is one of the biggest achievements in the beverage industry. The deal was backed by private investing group JAB Holding. JAB Holding Company has helped companies including Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread prosper. The combination of a hot beverage industry (Keurig Green Mountain’s coffee) with a cold beverage industry (Dr. Pepper Snapple Group) was bound to be a success, Bob Gamgort was the man to lead it.

2. Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

Keurig was founded in 1992 by two friends who met in college in the 1970’s, John Sylvan and Peter Dragone. Sylvan and Dragone had a vision to help college students all over the world: a one cup coffee brewer for their dorm rooms. The created the Keurig brewing system that brewed great one cup coffees using a “K-cup”. The company was merged with Green Mountain in 2014 and became one of the top-selling companies in the coffee and other hot and cold beverage industries.

3. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

One of America’s favorite and original soft drinks, Dr. Pepper, was introduced by Charles Alberton in Waco, Texas in the 1880’s. The brand has enjoyed a prolific presence in the soft drink market throughout the world. Snapple was one of the original tea and juice bottled drinks which became a company in 1972. In 1998 Dr. Pepper and Snapple united to become one of the world’s leading cold beverage companies.

4. Education

Robert J. Gamgort was born on August 15, 1962 near Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the Village of Downers Grove. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University and studied at the London School of Economics. Gamgort went on to earn his Masters of Business Science from the Kellog Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Bob has lived in Mendham, New Jersey since 1998 with his wife, whom he met in undergraduate school, and their two sons.

5. Kraft Foods

Bob Gamgort began his executive career in the food industry with Kraft Foods. He led the company in marketing, sales and corporate strategy during the 1990’s. Gamgort’s drive led him to help Kraft Foods become one of the major brands of the food industry. Gamgort became a General Manager of Marketing at Kraft Foods before being picked up by Major League Baseball Properties.

6. Major League Baseball Properties

After leaving Kraft Foods, Bob Gamgort followed a dream. He worked for Major League Baseball Properties. The Company assists with owner, franchising and merchandising or Major League Baseball Properties. This job was more of a hobby than a job for Gamgort as he was involved with his favorite Chicago Baseball team.

7. Mars, Inc.

Bob Gamgort was hired as Vice President of Marketing at Mars, Inc. in 1998. His diligent and successful work with the company led him to become General Manager of the company’s chocolate unit and later North American President of the companies managed the confectionary, main meal, pet food and business divisions through his tenure. When Gamgort left Mars, Inc. in 2009 to become CEO of Pinnacle Foods, Inc., it was speculated within the company that Gamgort and Mars, Inc.’s President, Paul Michaels, wanted the company to go in different directions.

8. Pinnicle Foods, Inc.

In his seven years as CEO of Pinnacle Food, Inc. Bob Gamgort helped the company grow and also helped market the company into a new era. Bob Gamgort saw the need to market Pinnicle Foods, Inc. with more healthy food options. Today, most people are more interested in finding healthy food options at the grocery store than anything else. Pinnicle Foods, Inc. includes many popular brands that are changing with the times including Duncan Hines, Wishbone, Bird’s Eye, Mrs. Pauls, Van de Kamps, and brands that deliver gluten-free options including Smart Balance and Glutino (pinnaclefoods.com).

9. Other Boards

In addition to his Executive Board position with Green Mountain Dr. Pepper, bob Gambort serves on other company boards. He serves on the Board of Directors of Gluten-Free food manufacturer, Boulder Brands, Inc. Gambort has served on the Board of Directors for retail distributor Wayfair Inc. since 2016. Prior to that, he served on the Board for Pinnacle Foods from 2006 through 2009. Bob Gambort also serves as a trustee for several organizations. These include Shiff-National Lands Trust, the New Jersey State Employment Training Commission, Bucknell University, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Morristown Memorial Hospital.

10. Salary

Bob Gambort currently has a net worth of nearly $5.13 million. The majority of his worth is through his salary with Keurig Dr. Pepper. Serving as the Executive of the Board, President and CEO of the company since 2016 has earned him $4,247.430. In addition, Gambort owns 2,850 shares of stock in the company. This is valued at $880,545.


Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Julian Teicke
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Julian Teicke
Insurance
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Next Insurance
Bryan Cranston
How Bryan Cranston Achieved a Net Worth of $30 Million
Software as a Service
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Coveo
Nintendo
10 Stocks to Consider if You Like Nintendo
Nike
10 Stocks to Buy That are Like Nike but Cheaper
Home Depot
10 Stocks to Consider if You Like Home Depot
Disney
10 Stocks to Consider if You Like Disney
Dar es Salaam- Tanzania
The 20 Best Places to Live in Africa
Bar Harbor, ME
The 20 Best Places to Live in the Northeast
Phoenix Neighborhoods
The 20 Best Places to Live in Phoenix Arizona
Portugal
The 20 Best Places In the World for Expats to Live
Boardwalk Resort Aruba
The 20 Best Hotels in Aruba
Elbow Beach
The 20 Best Hotels in Bermuda
McCormick and Schmicks
The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Arlington, VA
10 Experiences Not to Miss in La Paz, Mexico
Ford Mustang Mach-E
20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Ford Mustang Mach-E
Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR
The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept
Mulsanne
Bentley Bids Farewell to the Mulsanne by Releasing an Ultra-Limited 6.75 Edition
Mercedes S-Class
The 20 Most Influential Cars of the Last Decade
Stowa Prodiver Lime and Orange
The 20 Best Stowa Watches of All-Time
Spinnaker Hull California Automatic Black Tan
The 20 Best Spinnaker Watches of All-Time
Mido Multifort Automatic Anthracite Dial
The 20 Best Mido Watches of All-Time
Michele Butterfly
The 20 Best Michele Watches of All-Time