Caitlyn Carr Appointed CEO Of Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS), a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent North American Coca-Cola bottlers, announced today that Caitlyn Carr has been elected as the company’s President and CEO effective Monday, June 3, 2024. She will report to the CCBSS Board of Directors that consists of 17 senior executives from 15 different U.S. Coca-Cola bottlers and the Coca-Cola North America Operating Unit (NAOU) leadership.

As President and CEO, Caitlyn will have ultimate responsibility relative to all business functions including a shared services organization that impacts thousands of customers and Coca-Cola System associates daily, as well as oversight of more than $70 billion in procurement spend. In her new role, Caitlyn will become a part of the Coca-Cola System’s senior most executive leadership working closely with peers in the North America Coca-Cola Bottling System, NAOU, and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC).

Caitlyn will succeed Brandi Shortt, the outgoing President and CEO of CCBSS.

Brandi expressed enthusiasm for Caitlyn’s new appointment, stating, “CCBSS is thrilled to welcome Caitlyn into her new role!” She continued, “Caitlyn ascending to this position fills us with great optimism. Her extensive tenure across the rich landscape of the Coca-Cola ecosystem, coupled with a significant background in the beverage sector and collaborative efforts with our Bottling partners, introduces a unique and strategic viewpoint to our operations.” Brandi concluded by saying, “Caitlyn’s capability to drive innovation, cultivate teamwork, and achieve results with efficiency aligns perfectly with our ambitions at CCBSS. It’s with great confidence that I foresee Caitlyn propelling CCBSS to new heights of success.”

Caitlyn is an accomplished executive leader who has been with the Coca-Cola System since 2001 working in the areas of shared services, procurement, engineering, packaging technology, capital planning, and supply chain. She has more than 23 years of progressive Coca-Cola System experience in strategy implementation coupled with deep beverage industry knowledge.

Her tenure with the Coca-Cola System has been marked by transformative leadership, where she has generated multimillion-dollar savings while driving cultural advancements, associate development, as well as organizational change to improve performance and customer service.

Caitlyn has held roles of increasing responsibility within CCBSS as well as with various Coca-Cola System entities including Coca-Cola Enterprise (CCE), Coca-Cola Supply, and Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR). Her previous titles have been Vice President, Customer Business Solutions (CBS); Vice President, Strategy & Operations Procurement; Director, Strategy & Insights Procurement; Director, Packaging Technology; and Director, Engineering Commercialization and Program Management, to name just a few of the jobs she’s held over her extensive Coca-Cola System career.

Caitlyn brings a wealth of experience that is both deep and wide. Her insights will be invaluable as CCBSS forges ahead with its innovative, collaborative, and efficient strategies in support of the Coca-Cola Bottling System in North America.

Caitlyn holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She treasures quality moments with her two lively teenagers, savors adventurous travels with her friends and family, and enjoys long walks with her two dogs.

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Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS) is a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers in North America. The company supports operations for its bottler owners as well as bottler-owned production cooperatives, Coca-Cola North America Operating Unit (NAOU) and other participating beverage partners across the Coca-Cola System.