James Continenza, a member of the company’s board of directors had been serving as Interim CEO since September.
Mr. Bussell joins Anchor from Coca-Cola Enterprises where he most recently served as the Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain Management for North America. Mr. Bussell said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the Anchor team and look forward to working with Anchor’s loyal customers and suppliers.”
In making the announcement, Mr. Continenza said, “I took on the role of Interim CEO in September at the request of the board and am proud of all the hard work the Anchor team has completed during my short tenure. I look forward to transitioning with Brian and working closely with him in the future as I return to my duties as chair of the compensation committee and a member of Anchor’s board of directors.”
Anchor’s Board Chairman Eugene Davis said, “We are very pleased to welcome Brian to Anchor, and we thank Mr. Continenza for getting the company pointed in the right direction and for his many other contributions to Anchor. We expect Jim to remain actively involved in developing strategic opportunities for Anchor and believe that his time in the CEO role will prove to have served him well as he once again becomes a very important member of our board.”
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