Peter Dragone

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Peter Dragone
Greater Boston, New England
Alma materColby College
Middlebury College
Occupation(s)Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor
Years active1992–present
Known forCommercial beverage brewing system

Peter B. Dragone is an American entrepreneur based in Greater Boston.[1][2] Peter is well-known for founding Keurig, Inc., a commercial beverage brewing company.[3][4] In November 1998, he was granted two patents for Beverage filter cartridge, along with John E. Sylvan.[5]

Career[change | change source]

Peter, obtained a BA from Colby College and an MA from Middlebury College.[1] He also attended at Harvard Business School and received an MBA degree in 1985.[6] 1992, Peter co-founded Keurig, Inc., a beverage brewing system for home and commercial use.[7] Peter and Sylvan developed a new kind of coffee maker for the company, which was well-received by customers.[8][9] According to, "one out of every four home coffee makers sold in the United States was a Keurig".[10] In 1997, Peter left the company and decided to keep his stakes.[11] In 2014, Keurig, Inc. was acquired by JAB Holding Company for nearly $14 billion.[12][13]

Notable positions[change | change source]

  • Co-founder of Keurig[14]
  • Former Director of Finance and Operations Control at Chiquita Brands International
  • Former Chief Financial Officer of Cognate Nutritionals, Inc[15]

Patents[change | change source]

  • Patent number: 5840189[16]
  • Patent number: 5325765[17]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "One cup at a time – the rise of Keurig - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. "Peter Dragone MBA: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. McGinn, Daniel. "The Buzz Machine". Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  4. "Brewing Up a Billion-Dollar Company". Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  5. "Peter B. Dragone Inventions, Patents and Patent Applications - Justia Patents Search". Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  6. "Documentos, Mercadeo -Keurig" (PDF). Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  7. Kay, April. "THE HISTORY OF KEURIG". Archived from the original on 22 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  8. "Turns Out The Guy Who Invented K-Cups Doesn't Use K-Cups". Fortune. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  9. "Interesting Facts About Keurig: One Of The Inventors Doesn't Even Use It! | Interesting Facts.TV". Interesting Facts.TV. 17 January 2018. Archived from the original on 2 April 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  10. McGinn, Daniel. "The Buzz Machine". Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  11. "5 Entrepreneurs Who Chose Not to Be Billionaires". 16 September 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  12. Masunaga, Samantha. "Owner of Peet's to buy coffee pod pioneer Keurig for almost $14 billion". Los Angeles Times. December 7, 2015.
  13. "JAB completes acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain" Archived 2020-12-09 at the Wayback Machine. Vermont Business Magazine. March 3, 2016.
  14. "Taking a Niche Player Big-Time, Internet Sales Strategies Article". 1 January 2004. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  15. "Cognate Nutritionals, Inc.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  16. "Beverage filter cartridge- US5840189A US Grant". 20 August 1997. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  17. "Beverage filter cartridge - US5325765A US Grant". 16 September 1992. Retrieved 21 June 2018.

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