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Primo Water appoints Matt Sheehan as CEO

Staff Writer | Winston Salem, N.C., USA | May 2, 2017
Billy D. PrimMay 2, 2017, Winston Salem, N.C., USA - Primo Water Corporation, a provider of multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water and water dispensers, announced that Billy D. Prim, its founder, chairman and CEO, will transition to executive chairman of the board, effective May 31, 2017.
As founder and Primo Water’s largest individual shareholder, Mr. Prim has seen the Company grow from a business plan to an organization with over 45 thousand locations across the United States and Canada.

Matt Sheehan, President, Chief Operating Officer and a five-year member of the Primo Water executive team, will succeed Mr. Prim as Chief Executive Officer and assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Sheehan’s financial, managerial and leadership expertise and experience over the last 20 years includes six years with Redbox/Coinstar where he served as Strategic Venture Advisor of Coinstar’s Redbox business from June 2011 to December 2011.

He was Vice President, General Manager of the first automated retail venture at Redbox from 2008 until 2011.

Mr. Sheehan was Vice President, Sales and Business Development from 2006 to 2008 and Director of Business Development from 2005 to 2006.

Redbox was acquired by Coinstar in 2008.

Mr. Sheehan received a Bachelor of Business Management and Communications degree from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts and an MBA from the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University.

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