Peter D. Gibbons
Peter Gibbons brings more than 20 years of international experience in leading manufacturing and supply chain efforts for consumer and specialty chemical businesses to his role on the CP Kelco Management Board.
Gibbons is currently Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations for Starbucks. He is responsible for all of the products that contribute to the Starbucks experience, from the coffee, to the cup, to the table it rests on—at every Starbucks store around the world. Gibbons joined Starbucks in 2007 as Senior Vice President for Global Manufacturing Operations. In his current capacity, Gibbons is responsible for manufacturing, engineering, procurement, distribution, planning, transportation, inventory management and worldwide coffee and tea sourcing.
Prior to joining Starbucks, Gibbons worked at the executive leadership level in Europe, Latin America and North America at ICI, a global chemical company. From 1989 to 2007, he took on roles of increasing responsibility at ICI’s architectural and industrial paints business, where he drove improvements in manufacturing, production, operations, logistics, purchasing and supply chain.
Gibbons joined ICI Synthetic Fibers after graduating college and then went on the Scottish Development Agency, based in Glasgow, U.K., where he spent three years developing programs to assist engineering and manufacturing companies.
Gibbons has an MBA from Strathclyde University in Glasgow and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Edinburgh.