@@img1 BOULDER, Colo. (May 12, 2004) – IZZE Beverage Company, an emerging leader in the sparkling juice category, announced today the hiring of Lance Gentry as director of marketing. Gentry previously acted as a marketing consultant for IZZE and will continue to lead marketing efforts related to event production, field marketing, and sponsorship, in his new position.
“Lance brings unparalleled integrated and guerilla marketing experience to IZZE – skills which are invaluable to the continued brand development of our company,” said IZZE Founder and President Todd Woloson.
Gentry has over 12 years of experience in marketing and brand development, from a wide array of industries including technology and entertainment. Most recently, Gentry headed up concept development and execution for Makalu Entertainment, a best-of-breed integrated marketing and event production company in partnership with IMG/TWI. Prior to his time at Makalu, Gentry co-founded Light Years Integral Communications, an integrated marketing consultancy based in London and Stockholm, where he maintained a strategic management position.
“Working with the folks at IZZE as a consultant has been a fantastic experience for me, and I’m looking forward to developing a long-term marketing strategy for the company,” said Gentry. “Building a brand with this much integrity behind it gives me a great sense of accomplishment. Plus, I get to drink IZZE all day!”
Gentry started his career in Hollywood, working with such prestigious companies as the William Morris Agency, Warner Bros., Touchstone, and Polygram, where he focused on feature film development. Gentry received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
About IZZE Beverage Company:
The IZZE Beverage Company was founded in 2002 by two friends who set out to create a distinctive natural beverage while raising awareness for The Global Education Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for underrepresented individuals throughout the world. IZZE Sparkling Juice is now sold nationally in Starbucks, Harry & David stores, 7-Eleven and Wild Oats Markets, as well as in local Whole Foods Markets, grocery stores, and casual and fine restaurants and delis across the United States, Caribbean and South Pacific. IZZE is available in six flavors: Sparkling Blackberry, Sparkling Blueberry, Sparkling Clementine, Sparkling Grapefruit, Sparkling Lemon and Sparkling Pear, and is sold in 4-packs, single-serve 12-and 16-ounce glass bottles, and 8-ounce cans. For more information, visit www.izze.com.
IZZE Beverage Co.
1105 Spruce St.
Boulder, CO 80302