September 23, 2011, Kona, HI – Marketing and sales professional Jimmy Osuna has joined the KonaRed™ team as its new West Coast Regional Sales Manager. With more than 20 years of beverage industry experience behind him, Osuna brings true expertise in company growth from its earliest stages. In his new role, Osuna will further develop the company’s market strategy and be the force behind expanding KonaRed™’s distribution and customer base throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.
Osuna joins KonaRed™ following his stint at NEURO DRINKS, where he was responsible for supervising and managing several field sales managers in five top markets in the Western and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States. His knowledge of these markets- and the distributors and customers within them- has been finely honed over his impressive career, which also includes tenures at Behn of North America, SoBe Beverages, R.J. Groux Corporation and Snapple Beverage Corporation.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jimmy to our team,” said Shaun Roberts, CEO and Co-Founder of KonaRed™. “With Jimmy’s extensive beverage industry experience, strong relationships, and passion for our brand, we know he is the right person to help us fulfill our goal of making KonaRed™ more widely available throughout the Western U.S.”
KonaRed™ is available in bold 16 oz. bottles in Original and Coconut Water varieties and 3 oz. wellness shots in select grocery, convenience and health food stores in Hawaii, California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Montana including Henry’s, Bristol Farms, Whole Foods, Albertsons, Kmart, CVS and many fine independents. Suggested retail price is $3.99 for the 16-oz bottle and $2.99 for the 3 oz. wellness shots. Additionally, consumers can purchase the product by contacting KonaRed™ at 808.212.1553, or by visiting www.konared.com.
In 2008, KonaRed™’s executive team, led by CEO and Co-Founder Shaun Roberts, began to study the benefits of the coffee fruit in conjunction with Kona’s major offee producers, which led to perfecting extraction methods and months of testing in leading U.S. laboratories to identify antioxidants and their benefits. Clinically tested and proven from this process, KonaRed™ was created. For more information on KonaRed™, please visit www.konared.com, or call 808.212.1553. We also invite fans to “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube. Taste It! Feel It! Live It!