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Coca-Cola Refreshments names new president

Bill Schultz takes over following retirement of John Guarino.


January 13, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff

TORONTO—Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada has announced that William (Bill) Schultz has been named president effective January 1, 2016 following the retirement of John Guarino.

Schultz, who has worked for The Coca-Cola Company since 2007, will lead Coca-Cola’s bottling operations in Canada, which employs over 6,300 people in 65 facilities across all 10 provinces.

This year, Coca-Cola will celebrate 110 years since its Canadian bottling operations first opened on Bellwoods Avenue in Toronto.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada, Schultz led the company-owned bottlers in Latin America as well as strategic projects for Bottling Investments Group (BIG). He also held previous roles as president and chief executive officer of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages India and president and chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc.

“I am excited to join the Coca-Cola team in Canada and look forward to bringing my global perspective to the business to help further our long-term strategic plans and continue implementing our 2020 Vision,” says Schultz.

Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Schultz worked for Georgia-Pacific; Mars, Inc.; and Procter & Gamble. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University.

About Coca-Cola in Canada
Coca-Cola in Canada offers a wide variety of beverage brands, many of which come in no-calorie and low-calorie options. These beverages include sparkling soft drinks, still waters, juices and fruit beverages, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas. It offers some of the most popular brands in Canada including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Sprite, Fanta, Nestea, Powerade, Minute Maid, Dasani and vitaminwater. Coca-Cola in Canada is represented by Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and Coca-Cola Ltd. For more information about the company, visit www.coca-cola.ca or www.thecoca-colacompany.com.


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1 Comment » for Coca-Cola Refreshments names new president
  1. JIM STRONGOLOS says:

    WELCOME….IS ABOUT TIME THAT COKE WILL OPERATE AGAIN AS A CANADIAN ENTITY.
    i WORKED FOR COKE FOR 14 YEARS UP TO 1994 AS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS/ONTARIO, AND DID THE RESTRUCTURING PLAN BEFORE LEAVING TO OPEN MY OWN BUSINESS.
    SO MANY THINGS HAPPENED AND NOW IN MY 72 YEARS, I ONLY WISH I COULD CONTRIBUTE AND GET COKE BACK WHERE AND HOW IT WAS /MOTIVATED.
    I WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET .
    I AM NOW THE PRESIDENT OF A NON/PROFIT FOUNDATION GBS/CIDP FOUNDATION OF CANADA AND ALSO DO SOME SELLECTIVE CONSULTING FROM HOME BASE.

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