The Tasting Panel magazine

July 2013

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Movers & Shakers A s the beverage industry's largest career network, BevForce knows who's coming and who's going at the leading global beverage companies. BevForce is the only beverage industry staffing agency providing both an online job board and executive recruiting services. Visit to sign up for the Movers & Shakers newsletter or to report your job move or recent hire. Jason Camillos has been named Managing Director at First Beverage Ventures. He had been VP Commercial Integration at UNREAL Brands. Steve Doan has been named Brand Manager (Jose Cuervo) at Proximo Spirits. He had been Senior Associate Brand Manager (Oreo) at Mondel'z International. Nathan Collier has been named Senior Marketing Manager at Anchor Brewing. He had been Associate Marketing Manager at E&J Gallo. Andy Fennell has been named President & COO, Africa at Diageo. He had been CMO at Diageo. Jorgen Boyschau has been named Brand Manager (Jose Cuervo) at Proximo Spirits. He had been Manager Consumer Insights & Strategy at Heineken USA. Francesco Giovannetti has been named Director of Strategic Sales & Branding at DSWE. He had been Portfolio & Key Account Development Specialist at DSWE. Syl Saller has been named CMO at Diageo. She had been Global Innovation Director at Diageo. Patrick Baker has been named National Sales Director at eWinery Solutions. He had been GM at Russian River Valley Winery. Susan Kimball has been named Lifestyle Sales Director, Prestige Brands at Pernod-Ricard. She had been West Coast Regional Manager at Cartier North America. Regina Verzosa has been named Senior Brand Manager (Jose Cuervo) at Proximo Spirits. She had been Global Brand Manager at Unilever. BevForce Hot Shot Each month we check in with one BevForce Mover & Shaker to provide you with some behind-the-scenes insight on the job search process, the beverage industry's most innovative companies and the executives who drive them. This month, we chatted with Dave Ramirez and Sean Hartnell, who were recently named VP of Sales Western Region and VP of Sales Central Region at TY KU, respectively. They were previously Regional VP West and VP Central at The Patrón Spirits Company. TP: How would you define TY KU's culture and what attracted you to it? Dave: I was attracted to the passion, teamwork, work ethic, commitment to a super-premium image and entrepreneurial spirit that summarizes the culture here at TY KU.  Sean: The TY KU culture demands high performance along with an uncompromising dedication to the brands while continually seeking areas for improvement. TP: What advice would you give to job seekers looking for their next role? Dave: You must be able to demonstrate your history of accomplishments, recognize your strengths and areas for improvement, believe in yourself and be able to communicate how you can make a difference.  Sean: Understand your value; know what you do well and what your talents bring to the company. In addition, clearly understand what you need to do to grow and get to your desired next role. TP: If you weren't sipping TY KU, you would be drinking…  Dave: When I am not enjoying a super-premium saké or soju, I am drinking good old H2O.  Sean: Same here: I drink bottled water. 14  /  the tasting panel  /  july 2013 TP0713_001-33.indd 14 6/24/13 5:33 PM

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