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Mr. John Culver

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    International Foodservice Manufacturers Association
  • Treasurer
    International Foodservice Manufacturers Association

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree , business administration with an emphasis in hotel and restaurant administration
    Florida State University
  • B.S. , Business Administration
    Florida State University
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John Culver
group president, Starbucks Coffee China and Asia Pacific, Channel Development and Emerging Brands
John Culver is group president, Starbucks Coffee China and Asia Pacific, Channel Development and Emerging Brands. In this role, John leverages his 10-plus years of retail and consumer packaged goods experience at Starbucks to lead the company's global Channel Development and Emerging Brands portfolio while also overseeing the growth of the company's fastest-growing retail segment in the China and Asia Pacific region, which includes Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
In the six years prior to his promotion to group president, John focused on developing the talent, business model and infrastructure required for the aggressive growth of Starbucks international business with record results. Most recently, he served as president of Starbucks China and Asia Pacific, with responsibility for company-operated, joint-venture, and licensed operations. In this role, he successfully led Starbucks entry into India and Vietnam. From 2009-2011, John was president, Starbucks Coffee International (SCI), where he led teams responsible for the overall management, business development and operations of Starbucks in all markets outside the U.S. Through his passionate leadership of SCI, he and his team created a strong foundation that helped fuel Starbucks international growth.
From 2007 to 2009, John held the role of president, Starbucks Coffee Asia Pacific, responsible for cultivating the Starbucks Experience for all Starbucks company-operated, joint venture and licensed markets within the Asia Pacific region. Under his leadership, Starbucks brand presence continued to expand rapidly across the region, which consists of the Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand markets.
John joined Starbucks in August 2002 as vice president and general manager, Foodservice, responsible for leading sales, marketing and operations. His focus on building brand awareness in traditional foodservice venues included positioning the Starbucks "We Proudly Brew," Seattle's Best Coffee "Serving the Best" and Torrefazione Italia "Featuring Torrefazione Italia" brands. John and his team worked to increase the presence of the Starbucks brand with key U.S. customers and to ensure that our quality standards were maintained in over 15,000 foodservice accounts. He was later promoted to president, Global Consumer Products and Foodservice, leading the strategy to support Starbucks growth and expansion of consumer product offerings worldwide, including packaged coffee, ready-to-drink coffee, ice cream and Tazo® teas and drinks.
Before joining Starbucks, John was Vice President, Sales for Nestlé USA where he was responsible for foodservice sales and the development of more than 30 brands. Prior to Nestlé, John held various management positions within Houlihan's Restaurants.
John currently serves on the Florida State University Foundation Board of Trustees and on the Advisory Council for the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. In 2011, John was named Florida State University's Alumnus of the Year by the Society of Hosts.
John has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in hotel and restaurant administration from Florida State University. He recently served on the Board of Directors for the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) as a member and as treasurer. He has also served on the Advisory Board for the Pacific Northwest Hospitality Industry, supporting City of Hope.
Featured News Dec 1, 2009
Starbucks Appoints John Culver as President, Starbucks Coffee International
Feb 9, 2009
Starbucks John Culver to Succeed Gerardo Lopez as Executive Vice President; President, Global Consumer Products, Foodservice and Seattle's Best Coffee
Starbucks Newsroom: Executive Biographies
news.starbucks.com, 21 May 2013 [cached]
John Culver group president, Starbucks China-Asia Pacific Region, Channel Development and Emerging Brands John Culver is group president of Starbucks China-Asia Pacific Region, Channel Development and Emerging Brands. In this role, John leverages his 10-plus years of retail and consumer packaged goods experience at Starbucks to lead the company's global Channel Development and Emerging Brands portfolio while also overseeing the growth of the company's fastest-growing retail segment in China and the Asia Pacific region, which includes Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
Starbucks John Culver to Succeed Gerardo Lopez as Executive Vice President; President, Global Consumer Products, Foodservice and Seattle's Best Coffee | Starbucks Newsroom
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Starbucks John Culver to Succeed Gerardo Lopez as Executive Vice President; President, Global Consumer Products, Foodservice and Seattle's Best Coffee
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Starbucks John Culver to Succeed Gerardo Lopez as Executive Vice President; President, Global Consumer Products, Foodservice and Seattle's Best Coffee
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SEATTLE, February 09, 2009 - Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced that John Culver, senior vice president; president, Starbucks Coffee Asia Pacific will succeed Gerardo "Gerry" Lopez, executive vice president; president, Global Consumer Products, Foodservice and Seattle's Best Coffee, on February 20, 2009.
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"We are extremely pleased to welcome John to his new role," Schultz continued.
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"John is well suited for this position as he was the leader of Foodservice for five years and was responsible for building brand awareness in traditional foodservice venues for several brands within the Starbucks portfolio. Additionally, with his experience in Asia Pacific - one of the fastest growing regions for Starbucks consumer products, he is more than qualified to lead the Global Consumer Products, Foodservice and Seattle's Best Coffee teams to continue on their path of profitability and growth globally."
Culver, 48, has been a Starbucks partner (employee) since 2002, and has held leadership roles in the company's Foodservice and Starbucks Coffee International business units. As the vice president and general manager of Foodservice, he was responsible for leading its sales, marketing and operations. Under Culver's leadership, his team worked to increase the presence of the Starbucks brand with key U.S. customers and to ensure that the quality standards were maintained in over 15,000 foodservice accounts. Most recently, he was responsible for cultivating the Starbucks Experience for all Starbucks company-operated, joint-venture and licensed markets within the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Starbucks, Culver was vice president of Sales, Nestlé USA where he was responsible for foodservice sales and the sales development of more than 30 brands. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida State University and will be residing with his family in the Seattle area of Washington State.
"I am tremendously excited about taking on this new role," said Culver.
Partnership with Tingyi, a ...
www.21food.com, 20 Mar 2015 [cached]
Partnership with Tingyi, a leading RTD beverage maker and more commonly known as Master Kong in China, will "unlock" the massive RTD market and increase local demand for Starbucks, John Culver, group president of Starbucks China and Asia Pacific, was quoted as saying in the statement. Tingyi is headerquartered in Tianjin in North China.
Starbucks Newsroom
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John Culver executive vice president, Global Channel Development
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