The executive vice-president and chief financial officer at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has resigned. The company said yesterday (11 May) that David Singer has vacated both positions. Steven Westphal has subsequently been appointed senior vice-president and chief financial officer.

Singer is leaving CCBC to join Lance Inc., a Charlotte, North Carolina-based snack food manufacturer and distributor as president and chief executive officer.

"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 CFO," CCBC chairman and CEO J. Frank Harrison, III said.

Westphal, 50, has been the controller at CCBC 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.

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