Coca-Cola North America Appoints Jim Dinkins As New President
Coca-Cola North America (CCNA) has announced that J. Alexander Douglas Jr. is set to retire as president, and will leave the company in March 2018.
Douglas will be succeeded by Jim Dinkins, who currently services as chief retail sales officer for CCNA, and is president of the Minute Maid business unit.
Dinkins started his career with Coca-Cola in 1988 and was promoted to his current position earlier this year. He will begin his new duties on 1 January 2018, reporting to Coca-Cola president and CEO James Quincey.
“Our North American business has been thriving and is well positioned for continued success,” said Quincey.
"Jim Dinkins is a highly experienced, respected executive who will lead Coca-Cola North America as it continues to evolve and grow.”
CCNA says that Douglas, who joined the company in 1988 and is also an executive vice president of the Coca-Cola Company, has transformed the group, with a focus on growing value across an increasingly wide variety of products and packages.
“I am incredibly grateful to James Quincey and everyone within our North American system for giving me the opportunity to lead our business through a period of phenomenal change,” said Douglas.
"I feel incredibly positive about what lies ahead for our system because I have tremendous confidence in James, Jim Dinkins, our CCNA leadership team, our bottlers and our people throughout the United States and Canada.”
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