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Long-time Coca-Cola executive to step down, retire

Eric Mandel
American City Business Journals

Another veteran executive in The Coca-Cola Co. (KO) system is planning to step down at the end of the year. Irial Finan, executive vice president and president of the Bottling Investments Group (BIG), will leave his role on Dec. 31 and remain with the company as executive advisor until retiring on March 31 of 2018, according to the Atlanta-based beverage giant. The company said it will promote Calin Dragan, who currently serves as Regional Director for BIG’s ASEAN (Southeast Asia) and Middle East bottlers, to the position.