Global Spirits Names Dan Freier as Central Regional Manager
Global Spirits USA has appointed Dan Freier as central regional manager, responsible for building distribution and volume for the company's portfolio of quality vodkas: Khortytsa (Hor-Tea-Sa), Pervak and LEAF.
Chicago, IL , February 11, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Global Spirits USA has appointed Dan Freier as central regional manager, responsible for building distribution and volume for the company’s portfolio of quality vodkas: Khortytsa (Hor-Tea-Sa), Pervak and LEAF.
“Dan is a known name in the industry, especially in the Midwestern market,” said Global Spirits CEO Maksym Dubossarskyi. “He’s spent years with some of the world’s top suppliers, and he has a passion for building brands with a very hands-on approach.”
“Our case sales have grown significantly in the past year alone,” notes Steve Ackerman, national sales director, Global Spirits. “We’re confident that Dan’s experience and drive will allow us to expand our presence in the Midwest and achieve our sales goals in the coming year.”
Freier began his career in the promotion industry representing beverage brands. He then moved on to Jim Beam Brands, headquartered in Deerfield, IL and spent nearly a decade in sales with the company. Following that, he spend nearly 20 years representing an extensive portfolio of leading brands for Constellation Brands in a variety of sales leadership positions.
“Over the years, I’ve learned that you can tie a brand’s success to the team of people behind it,” said Freier. “I joined Global Spirits USA for the challenge and opportunity to build successful beverage brands from the ground up.”
Freier will be headquartered in Chicago and charged with expanding Global Spirits Midwestern territory in 13 states including: North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
About Global Spirits:
A Fortune 500 company in Europe, Global Spirits was established in 2008 and has operational hubs in New York, Moscow and Kiev. Key strategic brands include: Khortytsa Vodka (3rd largest selling international vodka brand*) and Morosha Vodka (fastest growing international vodka brand**), Pervak Vodka (acquired in 2013) and LEAF Vodka (launched in the US October 2013).
*According to IWSR, Khortytsa was the third largest selling global vodka brand at 6.4MM cases.
**IWSR Magazine – The Real 100