US: CCE makes senior appointments
Coca-Cola Enterprises' board of directors yesterday elected two officers. John J. Culhane was elected senior vice president and general counsel and William T. Plybon was elected vice president and deputy general counsel.
The appointment of Culhane, 58, was announced last month. He succeeds John R. Parker Jr., who has assumed a senior operating role within the company as vice president and general manager of the West Central Region.
Plybon, 43, comes to the company from the law firm of Alston & Bird LLP, where he was a member of the firm's Litigation and Trial Practice section. He has extensive experience as a trial attorney and in areas of corporate governance. Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Mr. Plybon served as litigation counsel at The Coca-Cola Company. He holds an accounting degree from the University of Kansas and a law degree from Emory University.
Coca-Cola Enterprises also said yesterday that G. David Van Houten, Jr. has been elected executive vice president and chief operating officer, with responsibility for North American and European operations. Van Houten, 54, also will continue to serve as president of the North American business unit.
"David is a well-respected leader in our industry and brings a unique combination of leadership skills, experience, and management expertise to this position," said John R. Alm, president and chief executive officer.
"David has clearly established himself as one of the best operators in the Coca-Cola system. The company is fortunate to have a chief operating officer of David's calibre who has demonstrated the ability to share his skill set and knowledge in developing future leaders. With his leadership, we will continue to capture operating opportunities and momentum for growth and value creation in North America and Europe."
A 33-year veteran of the Coca-Cola system, Van Houten began his career with Coca-Cola Enterprises at the company's inception in 1986 as president and general manager of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of North Texas.
He has since held positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president and general manager of the Texas Region, regional vice president of the Texas/Mid-South Region, and president of the Western North America group. He was named executive vice president and president of the North American group in 2001.
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