Beverage Industry Veteran Ed Slade Passes Away

This morning, BevNET received the very sad news that Ed Slade has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Ed’s time in the industry will not be forgotten, having worked with a host of food & beverage companies both big and small, including ConAgra, Group Danon/Evian, FIJI Water, Twelve Beverages, and Owater. His biggest and most impressive feat came during his tenure at FIJI, where, as President and COO, he led the brand from being its startup roots into what eventually became the number one bottled water in the US. More recently, Ed had served as an investment advisor at Sherbrooke and Viking Capital and also served as President/CEO of Twelve Beverages.

And from our point of view at BevNET, Ed was one of the nicest people in the beverage industry that you’ll ever meet.

Ed is survived by his wife Sharon and his two sons, Andrew and William. Services will be held next week. His family has asked that donations be made in lieu of flowers to:

Edward J Slade Fund for Faculty Development
Fairfield Country Day School
2970 Bronson Road
Fairfield CT 06824