Toronto, Canada – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) today announced Adam Graves has been named President and Business Executive Officer (BEO) of Nestlé Waters Canada, effective August 1, 2018.
Graves will also serve as a member of the NWNA executive team and will report to NWNA President and CEO Fernando Mercé. In his new role, Graves will be responsible for the overall operations of the Nestlé Waters Canada business, including: revenue, profit, market share, environmental stewardship and sustainability, product quality and customer satisfaction.
“I am excited to welcome Adam to this role, and greatly look forward to seeing all that Nestlé Waters Canada will achieve under his leadership,” said Fernando Mercé, President and CEO, Nestlé Waters North America. “His combination of expertise and deep knowledge of Nestlé’s operations will be critical to our business as look to accelerate our growth in Canada.”
Graves’ career has spanned more than a decade within the Nestlé family of companies in diverse leadership roles across the Americas and in Europe. Most recently, from 2015 to present, he served as General Manager & BEO, Nestlé Purina PetCare Colombia and Ecuador, where he and his team delivered year-on-year profitable growth, consolidating the business’ leadership position in a highly competitive and fast-growing market.
“Water is critical to a healthy life. I believe that Nestlé Waters Canada has an important role to play in fulfilling Nestlé’s global purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future to life,” said Graves. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the team and make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work through our people, our products and our programs.”
Graves assumes this new role as former President & Business Executive Officer (BEO) of Nestlé Waters Canada, Debbie Moore, is retiring after a long and successful career with Nestlé, spanning more than four decades and two continents.
Moore has served as a trusted leader at Nestlé Waters North America and a key member of the company’s executive team. Before being appointed as President & BEO of Nestlé Waters Canada in October 2013, she led customer-facing supply chain & customer service in Nestlé’s headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, and previously held roles in trade investment and sales on both sides of the Atlantic.
“On behalf of everyone at Nestlé Waters North America and the entire Nestlé family, I would like to thank Debbie for her many years of dedicated service,” said Fernando Mercé, President and CEO, Nestlé Waters North America. “She has cared deeply for our people and she has positioned Nestlé Waters Canada for future growth. We all wish her the best in her retirement.”p
About Nestlé Waters Canada
Nestlé Waters Canada is a subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. Headquartered in Puslinch, Ontario, Nestle Waters Canada offers leading trusted Canadian brands such as Nestlé Pure Life®, Montclair®, San Pellegrino® and Perrier®. With Canadian headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, BC, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, BC, Puslinch and Laval, Quebec. Nestlé Waters Canada employs approximately 400 employees in Canada while responsibly managing three spring water sources in Ontario and BC. We are committed to creating shared value in the communities where we operate and donate more than a million bottles of water annually to charities, community organizations and disaster relief.
About Nestlé Waters North America
Nestlé Waters North America offers an unrivaled portfolio of bottled waters for healthy hydration, including Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, Nestlé® Pure Life®, Perrier® and S. Pellegrino®. The company also owns and operates ReadyRefreshSM by Nestlé®, a customizable water and beverage delivery service. Just Click and Quench.
Based in Stamford, Connecticut with some 8,500 associates, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint across our operations. As a natural resource company, we sustainably manage 47 spring sources and conserve nearly 21,000 acres of natural watershed area. We are also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the 140 communities where we operate in the U.S. For more information, visit us at www.nestle-watersna.com/en and follow us on Twitter: @NestleWatersNA.
About Nestlé Waters
“The Healthy Hydration Company”, created in 1992, is the water division of the Nestlé Group and the number one bottled water company worldwide. It operates in 34 production countries with 92 production facilities and more than 33,700 employees. Nestlé Waters offers a large portfolio of 49 unique brands (from natural mineral waters to purified drinking waters) including Nestlé Pure Life, its No 1 bottled water brand, Perrier and S.Pellegrino, its international sparkling water brands.