Coke Consolidated Names Executive Vice-Presidents

Posted On: 2/1/2018

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CHARLOTTE, NC -- Coca‑Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated said it has repositioned its executive vice-president officer group.

Robert Chambless, in his new role as executive vice-president of franchise beverage operations, will continue to oversee all of the company's sales, marketing and distribution operations, and now also will manage product supply planning and manufacturing operations. Chambless has served in various roles since joining Coke Consolidated in 1986.

Beau Fisher, as executive vice-president, general counsel and secretary, will continue to oversee legal and governance matters and will now also oversee insurance and risk management, internal controls services and administrative services.

As executive vice-president of business transformation and business services, Jamie Harris will continue to oversee the company's information technology, real estate, business services, and the transition and integration of its recently-acquired distribution territories and manufacturing facilities.  He also leads Coke Consolidated's business transformation group.  Harris joined Coke Consolidated in 2008 and has served as chief financial officer, among other roles.

Finally, Dave Katz, as executive vice-president and chief financial officer, will assume executive responsibility for finance, accounting, tax, treasury, public affairs and communications.  Katz joined the company in 2013, and has held several posts, including assistant to the chairman and senior vice-president of product supply and human resources, and culture and stewardship. Before joining the company, Katz worked at Coca-Cola Refreshments and its predecessor, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

"This repositioning demonstrates the depth and quality of our senior leadership team, as well as our desire to empower this team to capitalize on the Company's recent transformative growth, which resulted from our series of acquisitions of distribution territory and manufacturing facilities [from Coca-Cola Co.]," said Coke Consolidated chief operating officer Hank Flint.

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Coke Consolidated is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. It makes, sells and delivers beverages of Coca-Cola Co. and other partner companies in more than 300 brands and flavors to 65 million consumers in territories spanning 14 states and the District of Columbia.