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Donald M. Kendall

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– Early Life:
– Donald Kendall born in Clallam County, Washington in 1921.

– Military Service:
– Joined the U.S. Navy in 1942.
– Served as a Navy Catalina PBY seaplane pilot in various missions.
– Awarded 3 Air Medals and a Distinguished Flying Cross.

– Education:
– Attended Western Kentucky State College.
– Received multiple honorary doctorate degrees in Law.
– Also received Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from various institutions.

Pepsi Cola, Inc.:
– Joined Pepsi Cola in 1947, starting at a bottling plant.
– Climbed the ranks to become CEO in 1963.
– Made pivotal decisions like renaming Patio Diet Cola to Diet Pepsi.

– Board Memberships:
– Sat on various corporate boards like Enfrastructure, Inc.
– Invested in American Giant, a clothing manufacturing company.
– Involved in diverse organizations like Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc.

Donald M. Kendall (Wikipedia)

Donald Mcintosh Kendall (March 16, 1921 – September 19, 2020) was an American businessman and political adviser. He served as CEO of Pepsi Cola (which merged with Herman Lay's Frito Lay, Inc. to become PepsiCo in 1965) and as CEO of PepsiCo from 1971 to 1986.

Donald M. Kendall
Donald Mcintosh Kendall

(1921-03-16)March 16, 1921
DiedSeptember 19, 2020(2020-09-19) (aged 99)
Occupation(s)Businessman, political adviser
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