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PepsiCo hires 3M's chief design officer

After 10 years at Maplewood-based 3M, Mauro Porcini will now focus on expanding Pepsi's 12 biggest brands, Fast Company reports. At 3M, Porcini had a role in designing office supplies, health care products and built a sought-after design team. Porcini joins PepsiCo on July 2.
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After 10 years at Maplewood-based 3M, Mauro Porcini will now focus on expanding Pepsi's 12 biggest brands, Fast Company reports. At 3M, Porcini had a role in designing office supplies, health care products and built a sought-after design team. Porcini joins PepsiCo on July 2.

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