This excerpt taken from the DTV 8-K filed Nov 19, 2009.
During that time he led a transformation of PepsiCos international business and has helped engineer numerous acquisitions, including the pending agreements to acquire the companys two largest bottlers, the Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas. Prior to PepsiCo, White also held executive positions at Avon Products, Inc., Bain & Company and Arthur Andersen & Co.
This is an exciting time to be taking the reins at DIRECTV, said White. Its a great company with the best television service and a strong brand, offering plenty of opportunities and challenges and I cant wait to meet both head on. I look forward to working with the talented management team and employees as we continue to grow the business, delight the customer and further distance DIRECTVs leadership position.