Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company – a Coca-Cola bottler in the US Midwest – has announced that Charles (Chuck) Wyant has expanded his leadership role at the company with his promotion to president and chief operating officer.
Wyant was a member of the founding leadership team for Heartland, joining the company in 2017 as vice president and general manager, and was named president in 2021. He came to Heartland with more than 30 years of experience in the Coca-Cola Bottling system, all of that time in the Midwest.
In his expanded role, Wyant will assume oversight of business operations and work closely on strategic planning with the Bridgeman ownership group. He will continue to lead sales, operations, finance, marketing, public affairs and communications, human resources, production, legal and technology (IT). The company serves over 25,000 customers and employs more than 2,200 team members.
Heartland is building a 600,000-square-foot production campus in neighboring Olathe, Kan., which is scheduled to open and produce the first case off the line in late 2024.