Gordon Food Service Picks New Board Member

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. - Gordon Food Service here announced the election of Bonnie P. Wurzbacher to the board of directors of GFS Holding, Inc., and Gordon Food Service,

Wurzbacher, senior vice president of Global Accounts for Coca-Cola North America, is responsible for most of the largest North American-based global customers. This includes responsibility for 10 global account teams who work with key account managers and customers in dozens of countries around the world. Prior to her current role, Wurzbacher was corporate vice president and director, customer strategy where she created the company's global customer approach and led several other strategic customer initiatives on a worldwide basis.

Wurzbacher began her career with The Coca-Cola Co. in 1984 as a national account executive with the Minute Maid division in Chicago where she was the first to sell Minute Maid to the company's largest soft drink customer, McDonald's. During her 19-year tenure Coca-Cola, she has held various senior sales, marketing, strategy and
management positions including: vice president, business development; vice president, Southeast area; vice president, McDonald's; and assistant vice president, education market in Coca-Cola North America.

Before joining Coca-Cola, Wurzbacher was a sales manager with a food brokerage company in Chicago, which sparked her career in business after devoting her first five years after college to teaching school in the Chicago area.

Wurzbacher graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois with a B.A. in education. She received her M.B.A. in general management from Emory University in Atlanta. Wurzbacher has served on the boards of The March of Dimes of Georgia, the board of visitors at Wheaton College, The National Kidney Foundation and the executive board of The Georgia Foundation of Independent Colleges.


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