Talking Rain CEO Kevin Klock Named Gold Winner at CEO World Awards

SEATTLE, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Kevin Klock, President and CEO of Talking Beverage Company, the maker of Sparkling Ice® flavored sparkling waters, has been named one of only 25 Gold Winners recognized globally in the prestigious CEO World Awards®. Klock was selected as “The Leader” in the CEO of the Year category, recognized for his key role at the helm of the wildly successful brand. Winners were honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 27, 2016 during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner.

The CEO World Awards were created to honor and generate industry-wide recognition for the achievements and positive contributions of CEOs spanning every business arena across the globe. More than 40 judges comprised of a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world, and over 200 CEOs were nominated. Their average scores determined the 2016 CEO World Award winners.

Klock’s broad experience in the food and beverage industry has helped lead Talking Rain to its most successful year in the history of the 28-year-old company, which is now one of the world’s fastest growing beverage companies. During the last three years as President and CEO, he has helped the branded business grow from $10 million to more than $600 million in retail sales from 2010 to 2015. Klock brings over 20 years of experience with a keen understanding of the food and beverage space and a unique expertise in turning businesses around.

“I am honored to have been named CEO of the Year in ‘The Leader’ category,” said Kevin Klock. “While this award is an honor to receive as CEO, it also speaks loudly to the hard work and commitment of our 390 dedicated employees. I’m very proud to lead a company that has impacted the beverage industry in such a major way – one that is encouraging healthier choices and providing consumers with a stepping stone to move away from sugar- and calorie-laden sodas and drinks. As we continue to grow both internally and internationally, it is my honor to continue leading such a remarkable team, without which this recognition would not have been possible.”

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About Talking Rain Beverage CompanyThe Talking Rain family of beverages includes thirst-quenching product lines: Sparkling Ice, Talking Rain Fusions™, Talking Rain Mountain Spring Water and Talking Rain Sparkling Mountain Spring Water, all of which are created to refresh the body and renew the mind. For 28 years, Talking Rain has stayed true to its vision and its commitment to community by continually creating great tasting, refreshing beverages. For more information, visit

About the CEO World AwardsCEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring CEOs and Companies of all types and sizes inNorth America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards.

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