Steve Heyer, Coca-Cola's new president and COO, Steve Heyer, announced a streamlining and reorganization of the company’s North American division:
• Sandy Douglas, president of the North American division, will be the company’s chief customer officer, responsible for working with bottlers to develop a new customer-service strategy.
• Don Knauss, president of Minute Maid North America, will lead the integration of Minute Maid North America and Coke North America into a single business unit.
• Chris Lowe, chief marketing officer for North America, will now be responsible for Coke's total business in North America. Tom Moore will continue as president of Coca-Cola Fountain.
Robert Kopriva has been named president and CEO of Sara Lee Corp.’s Cincinnati-based packaged meats division, which has brands that include Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm and Ball Park. He succeeds William Geoppinger, who retired.after 40 years with the company. Most recently, Kopriva was president and CEO of Sara Lee Foods’ U.S. and Mexico operations.