Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., has named Lucas B. Gambino General Counsel and Vice President, effective September 10, 2018.
Gambino comes to Coca-Cola UNITED from Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham, where he practiced law in the banking and corporate area for more than 18 years. Prior to that, he worked in the Mobile, Alabama, office of the Sirote & Permutt law firm.
“We welcome Lucas to the Coca-Cola UNITED family and look forward to his wealth of experience and knowledge as we continue to grow our business and serve our customers across the southeast,” said John Sherman, president and CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED.”
Gambino is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with a degree in accounting. He attended the University of Alabama School of Law, graduating in 1999.
Gambino serves on the board of the Alabama chapter of the National Conference for Community and Justice (“NCCJ”). He has been recognized by Chambers USA in their America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking & Finance.
Gambino and his wife, Sawsan, reside in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, with their three children: Laith, Dima and Jude.
Announced: Birmingham, Ala, September 18, 2018
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About Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, founded in 1902 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in North America and the third largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the U.S. The Company is engaged in the production, marketing and distribution of a diverse portfolio of leading sparkling (Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero Sugar®, Dr Pepper®, Sprite® and Fanta®) and still (smartwater®, Dasani®, POWERADE®, Gold Peak®, Monster® and Minute Maid®) non-alcoholic brands under exclusive franchise agreements principally with The Coca-Cola Company® and Dr Pepper Snapple Group®.
Coca-Cola UNITED has approximately 10,000 associates located in more than 60 facilities across six southeastern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee). Among the franchises operated by Coca-Cola UNITED include Chattanooga, the world’s first Coca-Cola bottler, and Atlanta, headquarters of the worldwide Coca-Cola System. www.cocacolaunited.com.