Coca-Cola names James Quincey new COO and president

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The Coca-Cola Co. on Thursday announced James Quincey was appointed president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.

Quincey will have responsibility for all of the company's operating units worldwide, and will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent, the company said.

Quincey, 50, is a 19-year veteran of Coca-Cola and since 2013 has served as president of Coca-Cola's Europe Group.

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