Mr. Allanson joined the Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association (https://pcba.net) as President in May
2013. Gary is only the fourth PCBA President in succession since 1965.
Prior to joining the PCBA, Gary spent 15-years working at PepsiCo in finance, marketing and
franchise development roles (1977 to 1985). In 1985 PBG acquired franchise territories in
Maryland and Washington, DC and Gary move to an operating role with PBG as a VP/GM
leading the newly acquired Baltimore & Annapolis franchises.
In 1988 Mr. Allanson moved to Washington, DC as VP/GM to lead the DC and VA franchise
areas. Mr. Allanson’s final assignment with PepsiCo was to set-up and lead DCLP, PepsiCo’s
first minority franchise initiative with Earl Graves & Magic Johnson as the General Partner for
Mr. Allanson than moved to Sydney, Australia to lead Arnott’s Biscuit a salty snack, direct-store-delivery company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Campbell Soup Company, as Executive Vice President Asia Pacific. Mr. Allanson was appointed to the Arnott’s-Campbell Soup Board of Directors Asia Pacific a year after his arrival.
Mr. Allanson moved back to the USA to join International Dispensing Company, a publicly traded aseptic packaging company, as the CEO. Mr. Allanson and the IDC innovation team created seven (7) new products and Mr. Allanson was granted four (4) U.S. Patents related to packaging and aseptic dispensing (https://patents.justia.com/inventor/gary-r-allanson).
Mr. Allanson is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Harvard University.
Mr. Allanson resides in Annapolis, MD with his wife. They have two grown children residing in Baltimore and San Francisco. Hobbies include USNA masters swimming, cycling, triathlons, snow skiing.