Coca-Cola's Douglas Is New Chairman of GS1 US Board

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Coca-Cola's Douglas Is New Chairman of GS1 US Board

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- J. Alexander M. "Sandy" Douglas Jr., president of Coca-Cola North America, is the new chairman of the board of governors of GS1 US, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the adoption and implementation of standards-based global supply chain solutions.

He replaces Danny Wegman, c.e.o. of Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., who has served as chairman of the board of governors of the organization since 2003. Wegman will remain a member of the board.

Before becoming president of Atlanta-based Coca-Cola North America in 2006, Douglas was s.v.p. and chief customer officer of the Coca-Cola Co. Among his professional affiliations are positions on the board of the American Beverage Association and the Industry Affairs Council of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

"Danny has created a great vision for the future, promoting collaborative commerce as a means to eliminate disruptions in the supply chain and allow partners to focus on the consumer and growing sales," said Douglas. "GS1 US is a key enabler of this vision through standards-based solutions."

According to GS1 US c.e.o. Miguel A. Lopera, Douglas' leadership is a crucial component "as we strive to achieve widespread adoption of collaborative commerce from global companies to small, local enterprises, and continue to develop standards-based solutions that will allow all industries that we serve to streamline operations and collaboratively grow their businesses."