Eric Reinhard

Eric Reinhard

Alumni Board Member


Eric Reinhard has served in a variety of leadership and managerial roles over his 40+ year career. Most recently he served as President and Chief Commercial Officer at Avangard Innovative leading external customer and business affairs. Prior to joining Avangard, Eric served as Region President, Sysco South Texas, where he was responsible for all functions at the companies Houston and San Antonio sites. Prior to joining Sysco, Mr. Reinhard was a Partner at Rumble, LLC, a collaborative effort formed by beverage entrepreneurs to identify early-stage brands and innovation that impacted the beverage industry. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Reinhard served as President of the Pepsi Cola Bottler’s Association, a beverage association management and consulting firm. In 2005, he was Senior Vice President & General Manager for the Pepsi Bottling Group’s Great West Business Unit. While in this role, Mr. Reinhard was also a member of the Pepsi Bottling Group’s Chairman’s Council, The Food Service Strategic Planning Committee, and The Dr. Pepper Bottler Marketing Committee. Mr. Reinhard joined Pepsi Cola in 1984 after four years with The Proctor & Gamble Distributing Company.  Since 1984 he held several field and headquarters positions including Vice President/General Manager Pepsi-Lipton Tea Partnership (JV), General Manager Mid-Atlantic Business Unit, Area Vice President Retail Channels, Vice President On-Premise Operations and Area Vice President of Franchise Operations. Mr. Reinhard holds a BA from Michigan State University and has completed the Executive Business Program at the University of Michigan. Mr. Reinhard has served on multiple for profit/not for profit boards and looks forward to new challenges as a recently retired business executive.

Related Work

Retired; P & G, PepsiCo, Pepsi Bottling Group, Pepsi Cola Botters Association, Sysco Foods, Avangard Innovative
B.A. 1980 Advertising

Subject Matter Areas of Expertise
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brand Management
  • Leadership
Contact Information



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