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The Coca-Cola Company names new GM for Canada

Company veteran Phil Cox steps into new role.
Phil Cox head shot
Phil Cox

Phil Cox returns to Canada as general manager for The Coca-Cola Company.

The company veteran most recently was based in Boston, as regional vice-president, Northeast U.S.

Cox joined Coca-Cola Enterprises in 1996 and climbed to category manager in 2000. Since then, he has taken on a number of increasingly progressive roles, including director of sales and VP of sales. He did a short stint as VP digital commerce and customer capability from November 2018 to July 2019, before his move to the U.S.

In a LinkedIn post, Cox wrote: “It is a true honour to assume this role, one that I never would have dreamed of 27 years ago, when I first started at Coca-Cola bottling as a delivery truck driver in Vancouver.

Cox thanked his teammates and bottling partners in the U.S. and expressed his excitement about the new role: “Our business, our brands, and our people in Canada are exceptionally strong, and I can’t wait to catch up with the team and get started!

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