Libbey Glass Named Coca-Cola Licensee of the Year



ATLANTA—Libbey Glass  was named  one of  Coca-Cola Licensees of the Year for 2009.

 The award was presented at the annual Coca-Cola Licensing summit recently held in Atlanta. Kate Dwyer, Coca-Cola’s group director for worldwide licensing, recognized Libbey for meeting and exceeding in key criteria, including sales performance, new product development, creative marketing, and social compliance.

 “Libbey’s sales were up 27 percent from the previous year,” Dwyer said.  “They are actively refreshing their line, investing in tooling, molds, and marketing.  Libbey’s royalty payments are timely and accurate, and they are 100 percent compliant on all products, including approvals, social compliance, testing and packaging.”

Greg Pax, consumer marketing manager, accepted the award on behalf of Libbey.

 “We are very proud and humbled to receive this award from among all of the great licensees Coke has worldwide” said Pax.  “Both Coca-Cola and Libbey have been manufacturing in the U.S.A. for over 100 years.  We are proud to be a valued partner with Coca-Cola.”

Libbey was selected from over 150 licensees worldwide and was a repeat winner, also selected in 2007.