Coca-Cola Beverages Florida LLC has named Karla Radtke as VP and chief of staff to Chairman and CEO Troy Taylor.
Radtke has held a variety of roles across the Coca-Cola system for nearly 30 years. Her experience includes tenure with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Refreshments and Coca-Cola North America in sales, sales operations, marketing, commercial operations and supply chain.
“I’m excited to have Karla join the team as my chief of staff, as she brings a wealth of experience that we will be able to leverage as we continue our journey toward long-term growth and value creation,” Taylor said. “She is well-positioned to work closely with me and collaborate with our executive leadership team and other leaders across the business.”
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida is the third-largest privately held and sixth-largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States, with exclusive sales and distribution rights for the majority of Florida.
“It’s an exciting time to make my return to Florida,” Radtke said. “I have the opportunity to bring my passion for the beverage industry [to Florida] as I join Troy and the Coke Florida team working to be the preferred choice for our customers, consumers and partners.”
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida LLC is a family-owned Coca-Cola bottler. Its exclusive sales and distribution territory covers more than 20 million consumers across 47 Florida counties and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Coke Florida markets, sells, manufactures, distributes and merchandises more than 600 products of The Coca-Cola Co. and other partner companies.
The company is also one of the largest Black-owned businesses in the United States. Coke Florida was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
For more information, visit cocacolaflorida.com.