Starbucks Coffee Company has named John Culver as president, Starbucks Coffee International.
Culver will oversee the operations and business development for all markets outside the U.S. and have Starbucks five regional leaders reporting to him. Culver succeeds Martin Coles, who resigned to pursue new opportunities.
Culver has been with Starbucks for seven years, most recently serving as president, Global Consumer Products and Foodservice. Prior to this role, he was general manager, Foodservice and president, Starbucks Coffee Asia Pacific. Earlier, Culver was vice president of Sales for Nestlé USA where he was responsible for foodservice sales and the development of more than 30 brands.
Starbucks Coffee Company has stores around the globe and is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world.