James Dinkins To Succeed Sandy Douglas As Coca-Cola North America Prexy

Posted On: 10/25/2017

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ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola Co. said Alexander "Sandy" Douglas Jr. will retire as president of Coca-Cola North America (CCNA). He will be succeeded by James L. Dinkins, who currently serves as president of the Minute Maid business unit and chief retail sales officer for CCNA.

Dinkins started his career with the company in 1988 and was promoted to his current position earlier this year. He will assume CCNA's top post on Jan. 1, reporting to Coca-Cola president and chief executive James Quincey. Douglas will retire from the company on Mar. 1.

Douglas began his Coca-Cola career in 1988. He and the company's bottling partners have worked together to steward the largest bottler refranchising initiative in the Coca-Cola system's history, which is nearing completion.