Libby Peck, Former Mathematical Analyst at The Coca-Cola Company
Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Peck earned two degrees from Georgia Tech: a B.S. in applied mathematics in 1975, and -- from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering -- an M.S. in industrial engineering in 1976. For over 40 years she applied the knowledge she learned from Tech in building mathematical models to answer myriad questions of the Coca-Cola Company—from supply chains to strategic infrastructure to delivery routes.
Libby was the first woman to use mathematical models for supply chain analysis at the Coca-Cola Company. Often, she was the only woman among male colleagues working on global problems. By standing up to defend her work vigorously and completing projects with assiduous diligence, she proved herself equal to the best of the men around her.
Read a Q&A with Peck in which she talks about her roles at Coca-Cola, how her ISyE degree prepared her for her work there, and her memories of being a student at Georgia Tech: https://b.gatech.edu/2RaZaiT.