Interim Chief Executive Officer & Director
Christopher P. Mottern joined Farmer Brothers’ Board of Directors in 2013, and currently serves as the Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. He is a Class I director and his term expires in 2019.
Mr. Mottern is an independent business consultant. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc., a specialty coffee and tea company, from 1997 to 2002 and a director of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc., from 1997 through 2004. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Mottern served as President of The Heublein Wines Group, a manufacturer and marketer of wines, now part of Diageo plc, a multinational alcoholic beverage company. From 1986 through 1991, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Sun, Inc., one of the largest single-service juice drink manufacturers in the United States. He has served as a director, including lead director, and member of the finance committee, of a number of private companies.
Mr. Mottern received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.