Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. Board Appoints Thomas H. Johnson, Curtis R. Welling As Directors
Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) today announced the company’s Board of Directors has elected Thomas H. Johnson and Curtis R. Welling as directors.
Mr. Johnson, 57, is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Corporation, a leading international supplier of specialty paperboard and packaging. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Riverwood International Corporation, and held a number of management and executive positions with Mead Corporation. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School, Mr. Johnson serves on the Board of Directors of Mirant Corporation, Superior Essex, Universal Corporation and CMGI. He also serves as a trustee on the Board of the Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Association. During his term, Mr. Johnson will serve on the Board’s Audit, Finance and Governance Committees.
Mr. Welling, 57, currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCares Foundation, Inc., a leading humanitarian aid and crisis relief organization. Previously, he had served as Chief Executive Officer of Princeton eCom Corp. and SG Cowen Securities Corporation, and has held several executive and management positions with Bear, Stearns, and Co., Anthem Partners and CS First Boston. Mr. Welling received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and is also a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School and the Amos Tuck School of Business. Mr. Welling is the Founding Board President of the Donaldson Adoption Institute, Board President of Spence-Chapin Services, Vice Chairman of the Adirondack Foundation, and a trustee on the Board of the Weir Farm Art Center. During his term, Mr. Welling will serve on the Board’s Human Resources and Compensation, Affiliated Transaction, and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committees.
“We look forward to working with both Tom and Curtis, two individuals who have expertise in several disciplines, from packaging and recycling to investment banking, philanthropy and sustainability,” said Lowry F. Kline, non-executive chairman of the board. “Each of them has extensive international management experience, and their perspectives on and familiarity with the issues that concern our company will be very valuable to our Board of Directors.”
Mr. Johnson’s term will expire in April 2009, and Mr. Welling’s term will expire in April 2008.
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