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Bety Tovar

Bety Tovar

Research and Development Vice President | Regional & Global Technical Leader | Strategic Business Partner | Centers of Excellence Executive Sponsor

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

You are welcome to contact me at betytovar@icloud.com

I am a strategic research and development leader in the food and beverage industry with more than 20 years of experience partnering with business leaders to deliver innovation, commercialization, and portfolio optimization with excellence. My diversified technical and managerial expertise in both retail and food service markets is focused on strategically influencing business partners in all aspects of product and process development, quality systems, portfolio management, technology platforms research, new capabilities, ingredient applications, and global innovation. I master the translation of insights into innovative products that delight the consumer and have contributed with business top line growth of ~ $75MM net revenue year over year. I have future-proofed product portfolios based on consumer and health and wellness trends protecting net revenue of $1Billion and upgrading over 200 SKUs. My strong talent development skills led a high-performing team of 50 professionals and an operational budget of $20 - 30MM. Having contributed to the business’ bottom line delivering cost savings in core brands for about $13MM per year.

Leadership Core Competencies:

• Research and Development Vice President
• Americas Region and Global Technical Leader
• Strategic Business Partner
• Centers of Excellence Executive Sponsor
• Portfolio Management Director
• Respected R&D Strategist
• Portfolio Renovation Senior Director
• People Development Champion
• Organizational Transformation Leader
• Advisory Board Member


Experience:

  • VP Global Innovation and R&D (Edlong: Everything Dairy Can Be)
  • Senior Director Research and Development for Grains North America Region (PepsiCo)
  • Senior Director R&D for Discovery, Applications and New Platforms for Nutrition Category (PepsiCo)
  • VP R&D Product Development Function for Foods Category (PepsiCo)
  • Vice President of Research and Development Americas (McCain Foods)
  • Advisory Board Member for the Master of Product Design and Development Management Program (Northwestern University. McCormick School of Engineering.)

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