@@img1DENVER, CO – Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co. hires new VP/Director of Sales Worldwide, and welcomes new distributors across the United States, while continuing to develop a diverse distribution network.
Kurt Junggren has been hired for the newly created position VP/Director of Sales Worldwide for Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co. With 16 years experience in the beverage industry on both the distributor and supplier sides, Kurt has held management positions with such prestigious companies as Gallo, Pernod Ricard USA, and Phillips Distilling. Kurt has been responsible for growing business in numerous states, and has been an integral part of creating, managing and marketing new brands at the executive management level. Kurt will begin his position with Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co. effective July 1, 2005.
“We are excited to have Kurt on board as Go Fast is really taking things to the next level in distribution expansion,” said Troy Widgery, Founder, Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co. “His diverse background, along with his national and international relationships in the beverage industry will be a welcome asset to our strong marketing team at Go Fast!,” Widgery continued.
@@img2As with all Go Fast employees, Kurt brings an enthusiasm and passion for the Go Fast Brand lifestyle to his position with Go Fast. A hard-core athlete himself, Kurt snowboards, wakeboards, plays football, basketball, golf, tennis, and is willing to try just about anything! A Boulder, Colorado native, Kurt now resides in Denver with his wife and three kids.
“I pursued this position with Go Fast because I see tremendous potential for the Go Fast Brand; but also because I am confident that we can make Go Fast a clear-cut leader in the energy drink category,” said Kurt. “Unlike other brands in the category, Go Fast has a real story behind it, and the company will admirably always stay true to what they are about. I want to take Go Fast to the next level and beyond. I truly believe that the opportunity is endless, and our plans for strategic growth and distributor support will help us achieve this goal,” Junggren added.
Already in 2005 Go Fast is seeing tremendous growth and interest in the brand, adding new distributors in Texas, New York, Missouri and California. Both large multi-brand houses and independent, exclusive brand distributors are bringing Go Fast Energy Drink on board because they recognize the premium quality product, the longevity of the brand in a category that has seen a lot of start-ups come and go, and the unique story behind the Go Fast Brand – it is an authentic brand that has a 10-year history, and it’s here to stay.
“It is a special opportunity for those who are getting involved with Go Fast. It has taken a lot of patience to grow Go Fast the way we have wanted to – carefully, strategically, and staying true to what Go Fast is about. Go Fast is unique because of who we are and what we offer our consumers. Go Fast is not just another energy drink on the shelf – it is a lifestyle brand with a genuine action sports culture behind it – and an energy drink developed for athletes and those who want to be active. We were founded through sports, by athletes, and we will stay true to our heritage in everything we do,” Widgery said.
About Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co. is the producer and distributor of Go Fast Energy Drink and Go Fast Sports Apparel. Go Fast Energy Drink offers the consumer an exclusive energy formula with 11 active ingredients, Ribose, Australian honey, NO high fructose corn syrup and NO preservatives. Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co. offers distributors 5 SKUs including Go Fast and Go Fast Light in 8.4oz and 11.9oz sleek cans, plus an award-winning special edition Go Fast/Realtree 8.4oz. camouflage can. A full range of POS for all SKUs is available.