ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) today announced that Julius Pryor III has been named Vice President of Global Diversity, effective September 20, 2007. Mr. Pryor will oversee the company’s diversity initiatives, and will report to Vicki R. Palmer, executive vice president, financial services and administration.
“Julius’ extensive experience directing global diversity strategies and programs will help Coca-Cola Enterprises establish a winning and inclusive culture,” said John F. Brock, president and chief executive officer. “His leadership and expertise will enhance our company’s ability to attract, develop and retain a highly talented and diverse workforce, and we are very excited to have him join our team.”
Most recently, Mr. Pryor served as Vice President of Global Diversity for Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Group, a position he held since 2004. He had previously served as Director of Diversity for Johnson & Johnson’s North American Consumer & Personal Care Group. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in 2003, Mr. Pryor was Director of Diversity Strategies for Russell Corporation from 2000 to 2003, and served as Manager of Diversity Programs and Chief Diversity Officer for TAP Pharmaceuticals from 1997 to 2000. A captain in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Pryor received his Bachelor of Science degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. is the world’s largest marketer, distributor, and producer of bottle and can liquid nonalcoholic refreshment. Coca-Cola Enterprises sells approximately 80 percent of The Coca-Cola Company’s bottle and can volume in North America and is the sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, and the Netherlands.