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Danone Waters of America Evolves Senior Management

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Danone Waters of America (DWA) announces the appointment of Nick Krzyzaniak as President and General Manager. Elio Pacheco, who currently holds this position, has been promoted within Danone to General Manager of the evian Volvic Export Business Unit. Both roles will be effective January 1, 2010.

Currently the Managing Director of Danone Waters UK and Ireland Ltd., Krzyzaniak is returning to his home country of the U.S. where he formerly held the positions of Senior Vice President, Sales as well as Executive Vice President, Commercial Development for The Dannon Company, Inc. also a Danone subsidiary.

“Nick’s impressive management of Danone Waters UK and Ireland, Ltd. positioned Danone as a brand leader within the business unit and increased volume sales within a highly competitive landscape,” said Martin Renaud, President of evian Volvic International. “We are thrilled Nick is returning to the U.S. given his knowledge of the North American market and background working with Dannon U.S.”

In his new role as General Manager of the evian Volvic Export Business Unit, Elio Pacheco will be responsible for Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean and French overseas territories. Pacheco will also oversee the Evian Brumisateur facial spray business worldwide.

“Elio is an experienced executive who will bring extensive entrepreneurial and negotiation skills to this sector of the Danone organization,” said Renaud. “Through this strategic, organized transition, his strong partnership management knowledge will enhance and build our brands in these regions.”

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