Edwin “Cookie” Rice, Chief Executive Officer
In 1953, Edwin C. “Cookie” Rice joined the family business and currently serves as CEO . Cookie, his daughters, and his nieces share ownership of Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper. Under their leadership and direction, the company employs approximately
700 people who provide production, warehouse, delivery, and equipment services. We manufacture our products in Springfield and operate sales centers in Springfield, Joplin, Bolivar, Rolla, and West Plains, Missouri, and Lowell, Arkansas.