CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, the nation's biggest independent Coca-Cola bottler, said Thursday that its board named Henry Flint as president and chief operating officer and William Elmore as board vice chairman, effectively switching the roles of the two men.
Both Flint and Elmore will stay on the board, with Flint serving on its executive, finance and employee benefit committees and Elmore chairing its employee benefits committee.
Coca-Cola Bottling said the moves are the result of a planned succession process.
Flint joined the company in 2004 as executive vice president and has been a member and vice chairman of the board since April 2007.
Elmore has been Coca-Cola Bottling's president and chief operating officer since January 2001 and has worked for the company in various roles for over 27 years.
Coca-Cola Bottling shares fell 19 cents to $65.88 in afternoon trading.