Coca-Cola Enterprises yesterday announced the company's board of directors had elected Irial Finan and J. Alexander M. (Sandy) Douglas as directors. They fill vacancies created by resignations of Deval L. Patrick and Steven J. Heyer, respectively.
Finan, 47, executive vice president of The Coca-Cola Company and president of bottling investments, is responsible for managing that company's consolidated bottling investments.

Douglas, 43, is senior vice president and chief customer officer of The Coca-Cola Company. In his 16-year career with The Coca-Cola Company, he has held roles of increasing responsibility including leadership of the North American Field Sales & Marketing Group and president of the North America Division.

"We very much look forward to working with both Irial and Sandy, two outstanding, talented individuals who we know well and value highly," said Lowry F. Kline, chairman of the board. "Irial and Sandy together represent a total of more than 40 years of experience in our business, and their knowledge, insight, and strategic thinking will be of great value to our board of directors."