Mr. Paul Richardson is an internationally recognized food and beverage expert, having served as a senior executive with a number of leading manufacturing and private-label companies. Most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer of KIK Custom Products, one of North America’s largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products.

Previously, Mr. Richardson held various positions of increasing responsibility at Cott Corporation, the world’s largest private label bottler of soft drinks, serving as Chief Operating Officer of Cott International, President of Cott USA, and Managing Director of Cott Europe. Prior to joining Cott Beverages Inc. in 1994, Mr. Paul held a number of executive positions at E.D. Smith and Sears Canada. Mr. Richardson graduated from Newcastle University with a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Food Marketing.