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Coke Bottler
Company President #1177

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Company President #1177

This company president heads up a soft drink bottling company in central and southwest Iowa. His grandfather started the business in 1909, making him the third generation company president.

After college, this native Iowan drove a soft drink delivery route for two years. He went through a management training program at the company's corporate headquarters and soon began overseeing the local bottling operation.

He considers himself the coach of a team and spends a considerable amount of time communicating with employees and clients at retail outlets. Math, communication and computer skills are a must for his position. He says his greatest challenge is also his greatest joy, 'working with a variety of people and personalities.'

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What do you look for in an employee? AUDIO TEXT
How do your salespeople work? AUDIO TEXT
How much does a case (24 cans) cost you to produce? AUDIO TEXT
Do you try to come up with new flavors yourself? AUDIO TEXT
What about Coca-Cola stock? AUDIO TEXT
Has anyone in your plant ever messed up the mixing or anything? AUDIO TEXT
What is the story behind Coke changing their formula in 1985? AUDIO TEXT
Was there actually cocaine in Coke when your company first started? AUDIO TEXT
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