Mike Lurker is the Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations for Coca-Cola Bottling Company, United, Inc., headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Mike is responsible for all areas of supply chain, including warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, product fulfillment, engineering, fleet, facilities, quality assurance and sustainability.
Coca-Cola UNITED 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 has more than 50 facilities, including eight manufacturing plants, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, and employs approximately 10,000 associates.
Mike, who most recently served as corporate director of manufacturing, joined Coca-Cola UNITED in September 2004 as operations manager in Birmingham and later became plant manager in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Previously, Mike spent two decades with Coca-Cola Consolidated, another Coca-Cola bottler based in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he began his career as a material handler sorting bottles as they came off the trucks.
Mike and his wife, Jackie, reside in the Birmingham area and have two sons, William and Jacob. He enjoys deep sea fishing, playing guitar, golfing and serving with the corrections ministry at his church.