David ThomasCHIEF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Dr. David Thomas serves as Chief Research & Development Officer for Keurig Dr Pepper. He was most recently Executive Vice President Research & Development for Dr Pepper Snapple. David joined the company in 2006 as Senior Vice President for Research & Development. Prior to Dr Pepper Snapple, he served as Vice President, Research & Development for the Gerber Products Company. Earlier, he served in numerous R&D leadership positions at General Mills, Pillsbury and Unilever/National Starch & Chemical.
David holds 15 patents across a range of ingredient, product and process-related technologies. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he holds a B.S. in microbiology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in food science, with an emphasis in flavor biochemistry. He currently serves on the Science and Regulatory Council for the American Beverage Association, as well as on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia.