Jan 2006 – Global Beverage Solutions, Inc. announced that one of its portfolio companies, Rudy Beverage Group, Inc., has engaged William W. Bowdren, a proven force in beverage sales and distribution, to head product rollout in the southeast region of the U.S.
Previously with the Miller Brewing Company, Mr. Bowdren successfully turned a sluggish region into a network exceeding forecasts, growing sales of Miller Brands from 300,000 to 1.2 million cases, a 400% increase within two years. He increased military sales in the western U.S. by 27% and developed a working distribution system for his region that was adopted nationally.
Bowdren’s effective performance with the Arizona Beverage Company resulted in several promotions. Initially hired as a Regional Manager for the New England area, he oversaw an increase in sales exceeding one million cases, the highest per capita consumption rate in the country. He served as National Accounts Manager before being named as Eastern Division Manager, responsible for overall sales within New England and upstate New York.
As National Sales manager for Apple and Eve Juice Company, Bowdren increased overall sales by 175%, food service sales by 78% and military sales by 30%. In addition, he worked effectively for Showerman Distributing Company and the Roswell Group. His experience as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army led to his successful performance in military sales. Bowdren earned a BS in Business Education from Husson College in Bangor, Maine and completed the MBA program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.
Rudy Beverage, Inc., founded by Rudy Ruettiger and Drew Carver to create a unique line of beverages higher in nutritional value but lower in sugar than existing brands, has developed two distinct products: Rudy Flying Colors, catering to children K1 through 8; and Rudy Revolution, a sports drink aimed at athletes across the board. The goal of the Rudy line of beverages is to create flavorful juice blends, some of which will incorporate the superior hydration capabilities of Eon Structured Water. The Rudy Beverage Group offers people the opportunity to make better choices for themselves and their children, maximizing proper hydration and minimizing sugar intake.
Global Beverage Solutions, Inc. Jonathan Small (Investor Relations), 949-757-0010