Chris Allison

Senior Principal Engineer, PepsiCo


Chris Allison is the Digital Value Chain Program Manager at PepsiCo. With 29+ years of experience in consumer products manufacturing, Chris is a leading manufacturing expert and consults on projects across all of PepsiCo’s divisions worldwide. Chris has been instrumental in the introduction of new consumer products in the marketplace and currently leads many smart manufacturing and supply chain automation programs. PepsiCo is a diverse company of 300,000 employees and a presence in over 200 countries with 22 brands that generate $1+ billion. PepsiCo’s North American divisions include well- known companies like Tropicana, Frito-Lay, Quaker, and Pepsi. He is also a part of the Arctic Circle organization, a consortium to address issues and development opportunities in the Arctic region. Chris volunteers his time with the International Rescue Committee to help resettle war refugees, and also volunteers as an advisory board member at Texas Tech University and the USC Center for Global Supply Chain Management.

Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University, MS in System Engineering from Johns
Hopkins and MS in Global Supply Chain Management program at USC.