TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jason Reed, Senior Vice President, Product Supply Network for Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) has been elected Chairperson of the Coca-Cola system’s National Product Supply Group (NPSG) Board of Directors.
NPSG administers key national product supply activities for Coca-Cola system bottlers, including product sourcing. Formed as a governing body in 2015, the Board consists of representatives of The Coca-Cola Company (“TCCC”) and all Regional Producing Bottlers (“RPB”).
“The entire NPSG Team is very excited to have Jason as our new Chairperson,» said Patrick Plunkett, President, NPSG. “I have had the pleasure of working with Jason over the years in a few of his previous roles in the Coca-Cola system. He is always innovative in his thinking and willing to challenge the status quo. With his background and experiences, we look forward to his fresh perspective of the organization as we continue to grow and evolve.”
As Chairperson of the NPSG Board of Directors, Reed will continue exercising his extensive strategic leadership and operations experience in logistics, manufacturing, and supply chain. He has represented Coke Florida on the NPSG Board since 2017.
“After six years on the NPSG Board representing one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the country, I am honored to now serve in the Chairperson role, helping to provide system leadership for such an accomplished group of consumer packaged goods supply chain professionals,” said Reed. “We work continuously and collaboratively to improve the effectiveness of NPSG in supporting the interests of the Coca-Cola system’s bottlers, brands, and customers.”
Reed joined Coke Florida in 2016 as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations after holding executive positions as Vice President of Manufacturing and Director of Manufacturing Strategy with The Coca-Cola Company. Today, he oversees Coke Florida’s supply chain network, including governance, innovation execution, and cost optimization. The company has significantly transformed its product supply network operations through investments in infrastructure, process improvement, and people capability. Established in 2015 and now serving 21 million consumers and distributing over 119 million cases of product annually, Coke Florida is the third largest privately held and the sixth largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States.
With tenure at Coke Florida, Coca-Cola Refreshments, and Coca-Cola Enterprises, Reed has served over two decades in the Coca-Cola system. He earned a BBA in Operations Management from the University of Texas and resides in Tampa, Florida.
The National Product Supply Group Board of Directors elected Reed to the Chairperson position on May 19, 2023, following the retirement of Stan Ellington, a founding Board member who served as Chairperson since 2018.
About Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is a family-owned Coca-Cola bottler with an exclusive sales and distribution territory that covers over 21 million consumers across 47 Florida counties and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. Coke Florida manufactures, sells, distributes, and merchandises over 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies, including Monster Energy. Coke Florida is the third largest privately held and the sixth largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Coke Florida is a certified Minority Business Enterprise. In 2023, the company was named a US Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal for a second consecutive year. Coke Florida was founded in 2015, is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and is one of the largest Black-owned businesses in the United States. To learn more, visit www.cocacolaflorida.com.
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