GS1 US, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the adoption and implementation of standards-based global supply chain solutions, has announced the election of J. Alexander M. "Sandy" Douglas, Jr., President of Coca-Cola North America, to the position of Chairman of the Board of Governors. He takes over the position held since 2003 by Danny Wegman, Chief Executive Officer of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Mr. Wegman will remain a member of the GS1 US Board of Governors.
Prior to his appointment as President of Coca-Cola North America in 2006, Mr. Douglas served as Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Douglas serves on the Boards of Radiant Systems, the East Lake Foundation, and the YMCA of Metro Atlanta. He also serves on the Board of the American Beverage Association and the Industry Affairs Council of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.