Coca-Cola Consolidated names Westphal to key management post

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has named Steven D. Westphal as senior vice president and chief financial officer, the company announced today. Mr. Wesphal’s appointment follows the resignation of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David V. Singer, who is joining Lance, Inc., a snack food manufacturer and distributor.

"We are very fortunate to have an individual with a strong financial background, long experience in the soft drink business and an in-depth knowledge of the company's operations like Steve Westphal assume the responsibility of c.f.o.," said J. Frank Harrison, III, Coca-Cola Consolidated chairman and chief executive officer. "Steve is an outstanding individual, with a proven track record."

Mr. Westphal, 50, has been the controller at Coca-Cola Consolidated since 1987. Prior to that, he was vice-president, Planning, at Joyce Beverages, a New York based soft drink distributor from 1985 to 1987.

From 1981 to 1984 he worked with Mid Atlantic Coca-Cola as director of planning. Mr. Westphal is a graduate of the University of Virginia and began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young.

"We are very thankful for Dave Singer's contributions to the company over his long career at Coca-Cola Consolidated," said Mr. Harrison. "We wish him the very best as he takes on his new responsibilities."

Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Consolidated is the nation's second largest Coca-Cola bottler with franchise territories in 11 Southeastern states.

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