Kenneth R Diveley passed away unexpectedly August 19, 2021.
Born in St Louis on October 26, 1949 to Darrell and Crista Diveley.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University where he earned a BA in Biology and Chemistry. He has also completed senior management programs at Emory University and Insead University.
In 1982 Ken moved to Bradenton to join Tropicana Glass Plant. He served in various operations management roles for Tropicana, culminating in his appointment as Senior Vice President of Operations and PepsiCo International in Brussels.
After his retirement from PepsiCo in July of 2006, he established Diveley Services, a consulting firm specializing in supply chain solutions for beverage and food companies.
Diveley Services has provided consulting services to a wide range of companies. Highlights during this period including President and CEO of Fresh Express a division of Chiquita Brands and later transitioned to an advisory role.
Aside from all his successful business accomplishments, Ken will be remembered for his warmth, generosity, and kindness.
He has been a member of several charity, and boards and is a former Florida Department of Citrus Commissioner.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years Ellen Straub Diveley, son Matthew, grandson Beau, mother Christa Diveley, brother Keith / Linda Diveley, Brother in law Kevin Straub and many nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by his son Aaron.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers a donation in Ken’s memory be made to Police Athletic League of Manatee County, Attn: Tammy Taylor, 202 13th Ave. East, Bradenton, FL 34208, or your favorite charity.
Family and friends are invited to participate in a celebration of life that will be held on Saturday, September 11 from 2-5 pm at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 9th Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34209