Industry News | March 25, 2008

Interim President and CEO Appointed at Robeks

John K. Sheppard has been appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer for Robeks Corporation, replacing Sheri Miksa, who submitted her resignation on March 10.

Sheppard is a member of Robeks board of directors and an operating partner at Emigrant Capital. He brings to Robeks extensive senior-level experience and business results developed over a 25-year career in the beverage business.

“I am excited to be working with Robeks and look forward to contributing to the company’s next level of success,” he confirms.

Sheppard's career accomplishments include serving as president of Coca Cola’s European operations, responsible for both the franchisee and franchisor systems. Previously, he held the position of President and CEO for the world’s largest private label soft drink manufacturer, Cott Corporation. Additionally, he oversaw 60 store locations for Barney’s Coffee, a regional coffee chain.

Sheppard will be leading the search for a permanent CEO which is expected to be completed within the next six months.

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