Coca-Cola Refreshments names new president
By Canadian Packaging staffGeneral Bottling Bill Schultz Coca Cola president Coca-Cola Ltd. Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada
Bill Schultz takes over following retirement of John Guarino.
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.