FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 27, 2003–National Beverage Corp. (AMEX:FIZ) today announced that William (Bill) Phillips has been named President of its National BevPak division. Mr. Phillips assumes complete responsibility for manufacturing, technical services and engineering processes of ten production facilities.
With almost 25 years experience in the beverage industry, Bill Phillips has been part of the National Beverage team since the acquisition of Shasta Beverages in 1985. Mr. Phillips began his career with Shasta as Regional Manufacturing Manager in 1980. Most recently, Bill Phillips was Executive Vice President of National BevPak.
Prior to his tenure with Shasta/National Beverage, Mr. Phillips held manufacturing positions with Procter & Gamble.
In making the announcement, Nick A. Caporella, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Beverage, stated, “Bill is one of National Beverage’s most valuable assets and a good friend. I’ve known Bill to be the icon of loyalty and dedication here at our Company. He is an excellent manager with outstanding technical skills. Bill’s passion for improving efficiencies and maximizing output is unequaled. I, as his friend and teammate, am extremely proud of Bill and congratulate him on this well-deserved appointment.”
Mr. Phillips holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College. His hobbies include photography, family activities and golf.
National Beverage produces soft drinks, bottled waters, juices and juice products and is highly recognized for a line of refreshing flavors through its popular brands: Shasta(R), Faygo(R), Ritz(R), Everfresh(R), Mr. Pure(R) and LaCroix(R).
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