Leadership

Edwin Rice

Edwin “Cookie” Rice, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Rice has been employed at Ozarks Coca-Cola for 63 years, beginning at the age of 14 and taking over the leadership position from his father, Edwin Cook Rice, Sr. in 1953. He is currently a Member of CCBA Industry Issues Committee, Dr Pepper Bottler Marketing Committee Member, CCBA Board of Governors, and Manufacturing Advisory Council Supply Chain Committee. He has formerly served on the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma, Tennessee, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Board, American Beverage Association Board, President of the Coca-Cola Bottlers Association, Executive Top to Top Member, President of the Mainstream Bottler Council, Founding Member of the Missouri Business & Industry Recycling Program (BIRP), and Founding Member of the Missouri Association of Manufacturers. Mr. Rice has been a lifelong supporter of his community, holding numerous leadership positions and receiving countless awards. He held a starring role in the 2009 MSNBC documentary: “Coca-Cola, The Real Story”, which is still being aired today.

Executive Leadership

  • Bruce Long
    Bruce Long
    President & COO
  • Sally Hargis
    Sally Hargis
    VP/Chairman
  • Michelle Heidt
    Michelle Heidt
    VP/Chief Financial Officer
  • Jim Peterson
    Jim Peterson
    Production Manager
  • John Richardson
    John Richardson
    Director of Sales
  • Steve Williams
    Steve Williams
    Director of Operations
  • Jack Burrell
    Cole Mashburn
    Manager of Food Service On Premise

Sales Leadership

  • Shelly Swopes
    Shelly Swopes
    Corporate Food Service On Premise Sales Manager
  • Scott Faaborg
    Scott Faaborg
    Mass Grocery—Key Account Manager
  • Casey Eddings
    Casey Eddings
    Convenience—Key Account Manager
  • Steven Todd
    Steven Todd
    Corporate Sales Manager
  • Chris Estes
    Chris Estes
    Value/Drug—Key Account Manager
  • Kelli Pelak
    Kelli Pelak
    Wal-Mart/Sams—Key Account Manager