J. Alexander M. Douglas, Jr. (Sandy) is President of Coca-Cola North America and assumed this role in August 2006. As head of Coca Cola North America, Sandy is responsible for all of The Coca-Cola Company’s (“the company”) operations in the United States and Canada.
Prior to this appointment, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer where he led the company’s global customer and commercial leadership organization.
Sandy joined the company in January 1988 in Coca-Cola Fountain, USA. He held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility both in CCUSA Fountain and Bottler Operations. In 1994, he was named vice president of the CCE Sales & Marketing Group. In June 1998, his responsibilities were increased to include the entire North American Field Sales and Marketing Groups. He was appointed president of the retail division of the company’s North American Division in 2000.
Sandy is active in beverage and consumer product industry organizations including the American Beverage Association and he serves on the Industry Affairs Council of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. He also serves on the board of Radiant Systems and is Chairman of the Board of Governors of GS1 US, which was formally called the Uniform Code Council. He also serves on various charity leadership boards including the East Lake Foundation, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta and Morehouse College.
Sandy graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 and began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company working in a variety of sales and sales management positions prior to joining the company.
Sandy and his wife, Dabney, have 4 children. They reside in the Atlanta area.