SPRINGFIELD, MO – Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company is pleased to announce the promotions of Michelle Heidt to Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Steve Williams to Vice President of Operations, and John Richardson to Vice President of Sales. The promotions of Williams and Richardson became official earlier in 2019, and Heidt’s was authorized at the October meeting of the Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Board of Directors.
The trio of executives have decades of collective experience within the ranks of Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Bottling Company, according to Sally Hargis, Vice President and Chairman of the Board. They have proven their talent and dedication during a time of monumental growth that includes territory acquisitions, expansions, and integration of remote distribution sites. She says that under the current executive leadership team, Ozarks Coca-Cola is well-positioned to meet demand across its broader service area, which now spans dozens of counties across parts of four states and serves well over a million consumers.
“2020 is going to be a big year for us, and it’s an exciting time to be a part of this organization,” Hargis says, noting the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the family business taking place next year. “Michelle, Steve, and John have been and will continue to be integral contributors to building future success for our employees, owners, and stakeholders.”