The Tasting Panel magazine

August 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. Tom Sclachtenhaufen has been named SVP of Sales at Stoli Group USA. He had been VP, National Sales Manager at Palm Bay International. Brian Walsh has been named CEO at Pittsburg Brewing Company. He had been CEO at Long Trail Brewing Company. John Fruin has been named National Sales Manager at Coravin. He had been Regional Sales Manager at Robert Mondavi. Michael Misiorski has been named CFO/SVP of Finance at Stoli Group USA. He had been CFO/SVP of Finance - North America at Bacardi. Matt Tricano has been named Account Director for Beverage at Attack! Marketing. He had been Account Director at Advantage Beverage Solutions. Brad Gietter has been named Regional VP Sales - West at Stoli Group USA. He had been Managing Director, West Region at Tanteo Spirits. Jeremy Liebman has been named Digital Media Manager at Kobrand Corporation. He had been Account Executive at Maxwell PR. Alan Kropf has been named Director of Education at Anchor Distilling Company. He had been President at Mutineer Magazine. Thomas Clamens has been named Managing Director, International at Diego Zamora Group. He had been Managing Director, Latin America at William Grant & Sons. Marlene Steiner has been named Brand Manager (Stranahan's) at Proximo Spirits. She had been Marketing & Operations Manager at Woodward Canyon Winery. Lori Tieszen has been named SVP of Marketing - US at Stoli Group USA. She had been Executive Director at Wines of Chile USA. Phil Littleton has been named VP of Operations at WineDirect. He had been VP of Corporate Logistics at Harry & David. 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 Michael Sachs, who was recently named Global Director of Marketing at Icelandic Glacial. He was previously President and Co-Founder of Code Blue Recovery Drink. Prior to that, he worked for Bacardi USA as a Marketing Manager for Grey Goose Vodka.  TP: How would you define Icelandic Glacial's culture and what attracted you to it? MS: Icelandic Glacial is bottled directly from the Ölfus Spring in Iceland. I was attracted to Iceland's beauty, strength and purity, which is captured in every bottle of Icelandic Glacial water. The heritage of Iceland is embedded in the company culture through the owners, Jon and Kristjan Olafsson who are strong Icelanders themselves. TP: What advice would you give to job seekers looking for their next role? MS: Be patient. Look for jobs with brands and companies that you believe in and can truly embrace. Make sure you do your best in your current role so that you can become a valuable asset for the next company that hires you. TP: If you weren't sipping Icelandic Glacial, you would be drinking . . . MS: I would be drinking a Grey Goose and club soda. I am very passionate about the brands I've worked with and I couldn't see myself drinking any other vodka brand. 14  /  the tasting panel  /  august 2013 TP0813_001-33.indd 14 7/24/13 9:46 PM

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