News : Ray Dube's Long Road to Sustainability

Jan 20, 2015

Originially published in the New Hampshire Business Review and Portsmouth Patch.

By Craig Robert Brown

Ray Dube took a beating. Years as a route jumper, delivery truck driver, and merchandiser had taken a toll on his body. He was physically and mentally worn. He knew he had to make a change. So he left his rig for a desk job, not knowing that when he left his truck's cab that final time, he would start on a career path he never envisioned himself on.

Today, Dube is Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England's sustainability manager, a position he's held since 2013, but it wasn't an easy milestone to reach.

A native of Manchester, Dube started with Coca-Cola's bottling franchise when he was in high school, loading delivery trucks after class. After graduation, the company hired Dube full-time. He worked there for a year before taking leave to join the Marine Corps. After a tour in Iraq during Desert Storm, Dube came home looking for a respite from being overseas, but was back to work the following week. 

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