The Coca-Cola Company’s board of directors has named Ed Steinike as a senior VP and Robert J. Jordan Jr. as a VP. Jordan will succeed William D. Hawkins III as general tax counsel, who announced his intention to retire in March 2014 after 15 years of service with the company.
As chief information officer, Steinike is responsible for the company’s global information technology strategy, services and operations. Steinike began his tenure at the company as chief technology officer in 2002, and served as the company’s chief development officer and CIO of the North America business from 2004 to 2007. He rejoined the company in April 2010, after serving as EVP and chief information officer at ING Insurance.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Steinike worked at General Electric for 26 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing, service, engineering and IT, including CIO for GE Energy Services and GE Medical Systems. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University.
In his current role, Robert J. Jordan Jr. serves as deputy tax counsel for the company, focusing on international tax matters in the Pacific and Latin America groups, and overseeing various other functions within the corporate tax department.
Jordan began his career with the company in 1994 and has assumed roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining the company, Jordan was a tax manager in the New York office of Arthur Andersen. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, a Juris doctorate from St. John’s Law School and a master of laws in taxation from NYU Law School.