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Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Human Resources Officer
Frito-Lay North America

Patrick McLaughlin is senior vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer for Frito-Lay North America, leading the field and headquarters structure with a focus on building organizational health and capability, developing talent and strengthening employee relations.

Mr. McLaughlin assumed this role in February 2012, after serving as vice president of human resources sales and supply chain, which included the human resources support for Frito-Lay North America plants, sales regions, sales operations organizations and the headquarters organizations since May 2010. Before this appointment he served as a regional human resource director, manager of labor relations, and headed the human resources function for the PCNA franchise organization at Pepsi Beverages Company/Pepsi Beverages Americas and helped lead the integration of bottler acquisition.

Prior to PepsiCo, Mr. McLaughlin worked for Exxon in Organizational Development, Labor and HR generalist roles. He holds bachelors and master’s degrees from Purdue University and is originally from Northwest Indiana.