V. P. of industry development
East Hanover, N.J.
Since 2012, Rick Brindle has led Mondelēz International’s U.S. Industry Development practice. In this capacity, he works closely with industry influencers across most major retailing segments within Mondelēz International’s demand chain.
Brindle’s Business Development leadership assignments have spanned the grocery, club, mass merchandiser and e-commerce retail segments. He has held business development leadership responsibility for such retailers and wholesalers as Walmart, Supervalu, Safeway, Costco, Giant Foods, PeaPod, FreshDirect.com and Amazon.com, to name a few.
As one of the industry’s more enduring veterans in online grocery retailing, Brindle developed and led Nabisco’s Global eSales efforts since 1997. At one point, the Nabisco Global eSales team worked with more than 60 online retailers across globe. Brindle continued in this role until his most recent assignment.
In 2006, Consumer Goods Technology Magazine recognized Brindle as one of the “CPG Industry’s 20 Top Visionaries.” In 2017, he was honored to be inducted into the National Confectionary Sales Associations’ “Candy Hall of Fame.”
Brindle has been in the packaged goods industry since 1977. During his career, he has held leadership positions within Mondelēz International, Kraft Foods, Nabisco, Procter & Gamble and Safeway Food Stores. He and his wife, Dee, have been married for 35 years, have three adult children and reside in Chesterfield, VA.