Swire Coca-Cola Creates COO Role, Hires Hershey Vet To Lead Sales Organization

Posted On: 7/9/2018

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DRAPER, UT  -- Swire Coca-Cola USA announced two changes to its executive leadership team as the company completes a period of intensive growth, resulting in a reported quadrupling of the size of the company.

Paul Lukanowski has advanced from senior vice-president and general manager to become Swire’s first chief operating officer. He has been with the company for 22 years.

Rob Gehring has assumed Lukanowski’s previous role as senior vice-president and general manager. He joined Swire Coca-Cola after serving as global chief sales officer for Hershey Co. Gehring is also a longtime veteran of the Coca-Cola system.

Swire Coca-Cola, based in Draper, UT, has become one of the nation’s largest beverage companies with a presence in 13 states in the eestern United States. Swire employs over 6,700 employees operating out of 47 sales centers and 6 production plants.