Chip comes from an all Spartan family dating back to the 40’s, and received his BS from the School of Packaging in 1982. After 5 years of designing and manufacturing plastic closures with Alcoa, he began his career with PepsiCo. Since 1987, he has held numerous Operations, Sales, Engineering, R&D and Quality leadership roles with both domestic and global responsibilities. He is currently the Director – Quality Innovation – Equipment for Global Beverage R&D. Chip has been active on the Board from the early 80’s, is a past President, has held multiple roles on various committees, and is the current Chair of the MSU PAA Packaging Design Competition. In 2016, Chip was awarded the MSU PAA Hall of Fame award, recognizing his support of the School of Packaging and Michigan State University, career accomplishments, and community service. Originally from South Haven, Michigan, he currently lives on a farm in Centerville, Indiana with his wife Marcia and their 2 children.
Chip Foster, Pepsico
Served As President: 1989