Paul Thompson

QA Manager

Frucor Beverages

Before working for Coke in Atlanta, I was Technical manager for Schweppes Beverages and then Coca-Cola in Africa, where I was responsible for about 20 plants. I was also acting Commercial Manager for 2 franchises in Reunion Island and Mauritius for 18 months. I subsequently performed a similar technical role in Central America & the Caribbean while Schweppes/Canada Dry bottlers were integrated into the Coca-Cola system. I speak French and a little Spanish Specialties: I have an Honours Degree in Applied Biology majoring in Microbiology. I am a trained Lead Auditor for ISO 14000 and have run training courses for Internal Auditors. Currently I manage a team of 15 and am responsible for the QA budget. My team includes those responsible for Consumer Relations.