John Brock Named Head of Coca-Cola Enterprises

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John Brock, '70, M.S. '71, has been named CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, the world's largest bottler of Coke products, to lead the company into a new era focused on "topline growth."

An industry veteran, John is the first "outsider" to take the helm of CCE. He was CEO of InBev, the largest brewer in the world by volume, until January 2006. John has had more than twenty-five years of experience in the global beverages industry, including as COO of Cadbury Schweppes.

John's demonstrated success in the industry made him the ideal choice to take the lead at CCE. Among his numerous accomplishments, John led Interbrew to achieve unit volume growth rates two to three times that of the global brewing industry and led the development of InBev's first Global Citizenship Report, detailing the company's performance in terms of social responsibility.

Lowry F. Kline, who has served as chairman of CCE since April 2000, says "John's global operations, marketing, and brand experience make him uniquely suited to address today's complex marketplace dynamics. His insight and strategic leadership, honed over almost three decades of managing international companies, has made him one of the most respected leaders in the beverage industry."

A member of Georgia Tech's Advisory Board, John is also a director of the Campbell Soup Company and served as director (non-executive) of Reed Elsevier in London from 1999 to 2005.


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