PMMI Podcast

Sustainability Short: One Last Question for PepsiCo

Guest: Pat Finlay, R&D Sr. Director, Global Beverages Packaging at PepsiCo

For our 100th episode, unPACKed spoke about workforce initiatives with Pat Finlay, who serves as R&D Sr. Director of Global Beverages Packaging for one of the world's largest and most recognizable brands: PepsiCo. We couldn’t let a guest from a high-profile company like that leave without prodding him on PepsiCo’s current sustainability initiatives. Large companies will ultimately drive real change, so let’s hear what the biggest food and beverage company in the U.S. is currently working on regarding sustainability. 


Pat Finlay

Pat Finlay
Pat Finlay

Pat Finlay leads PepsiCo’s International Beverages packaging team responsible for all beverages packaging activities outside of North America. Pat’s team is comprised of Packaging Engineers located across PepsiCo’s global sectors.

Prior to his current role, Pat led PepsiCo’s International Beverages packaging team, as well as North America Technical Brand Stewardship, Global Packaging labs and Digital Process Transformation teams. 

Pat has been with Pepsi 23 years and has worked in various Packaging R&D groups including: North America Beverages (NAB), Pepsi Int’l, Advanced Research, North America Coffee Partnership, NAB Hydration and the Pepsi/Lipton JV.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Pat spent nearly 10 years at Amcor Rigid Plastics, where he was a member of the Corporate R&D organization as Director of Applications Engineering.