Edwin Rice

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.

Executive Leadership

  • Bruce Long
    Bruce Long
    President & COO
  • Sally Hargis
    Sally Hargis
    Vice President/Chairman
  • John Richardson
    John Richardson
    Vice President
    of Sales
  • Steve Williams
    Steve Williams
    Vice President
    of Operations
  • Jack Burrell
    Cole Mashburn
    Director of Equipment
    Services & Company Relations
  • Jack Burrell
    Michelle Heidt
    Senior Vice President/CFO
  • Jack Burrell
    Patrick Rank
    Director of Manufacturing
  • Gregory Hargis
    Gregory Hargis
    General Counsel

Sales Leadership

  • Scott Faaborg
    Scott Faaborg
    Mass Grocery—Key Account
  • Casey Eddings
    Casey Eddings
    Convenience—Key Account
  • Steven Todd
    Steven Todd
    Corporate Sales Manager
  • Chris Estes
    Chris Estes
    Value/Drug and FSOP Key Account Manager
  • Kelli Wasson
    Marketing Manager
  • Michael Miner
    – Key Account Manager