Coca-Cola declined comment, but it was learned executive recruiter Spencer Stuart has been asked to aid in the search. Spencer Stuart did not return calls by deadline.
Sprite volume last year fell 1.5% in the U.S.
Last week, Coca-Cola named Senior Vice President for Strategic Marketing Chris Lowe to be senior vice president and chief marketing officer, North America. He reports to Jeff Dunn, Coca-Cola Co. president-chief operating officer, North America.