Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. Shareholders Elect New Board Member Jay Grinney
April 22, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, AL. Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. announced today that a new member, Jay Grinney, President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthSouth, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Company.
Jay Grinney, a native of Racine, Wisconsin, earned his Bachelor of Arts at St. Olaf College, a M.H.A. at the Washington University School of Medicine Health Administration Program and a MBA from the Washington University Graduate School of Management. He held executive positions with the Methodist Hospital System in Houston, Texas, and HCA Inc. before joining HealthSouth Corporation in 2004. He is a Director at Energen Corporation and HealthSouth Corporation. He is an active leader serving on the boards of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the Birmingham Business Alliance.
“Jay Grinney brings a high level of financial expertise to our Company. His knowledge and experience in business transition, integration and transformation as well as his proven track record as a CEO will be invaluable to Coca-Cola United as we begin assuming territories in Alabama and portions of northwest Florida, north and west Georgia and southeastern Tennessee as part of a restructuring of Coca-Cola franchise territories in 2014,” said Claude Nielsen, Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United.
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About Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.:
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., founded in 1902, is the third largest Coca-Cola bottling company in the United States headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Coca-Cola United is engaged principally in the production, marketing and distribution of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Dasani water, PowerAde and other beverages under exclusive franchises from The Coca-Cola Company and other soft drink manufacturers in parts of 6 states in the southeast United States. With a commitment to our associates, consumers, customers and communities, Coca-Cola United focuses on our core values of Quality, Excellence, Integrity and Respect.