DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – Apr 3, 2012) – Hall of Fame Beverages, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HFBG) announces Greg Thrasher will be the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. After months of searching for a leader with the kind of experience necessary to build an infrastructure and grow Hall of Fame from the ground up, the company is excited to name Thrasher as its new CEO.
Greg Thrasher comes to Hall of Fame Beverages from PepsiCo, where he spent 23 years in the snack food and beverage industry with the Fortune 500 (Ranked #43 in 2011) beverage giant. He has an extensive background in IT development and management.
Thrasher was chosen for his strong ability to execute, and for his strengths in building and leading top performing teams. He has proven this consistently with an impressive career at PepsiCo, which includes such work as applications developer of executive information systems for sales, logistics and planning. He later held the posts of systems manager and project manager, managed a world class customer service team, and he managed the team responsible for evaluating, recommending and deploying Dell laptops, desktops and servers for PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Quaker and Tropicana.
The new CEO offers Hall of Fame the right leadership, attention to detail and experience to move the company in the right direction and finally build its brands. Thrasher says, “Hall Of Fame Beverages has a great product line that will satisfy a wide range of customers. As the new CEO, I’ll investigate innovative ways to help ensure our customer base continues to grow. Ultimately, our goal is to provide our customers with the best products that they have yet to imagine while increasing our shareholders’ value.”
Thrasher earned a BS in Computer Science and was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Grambling State University, in addition to being a member of the world famous Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band.
The new CEO has moved the company’s operations to Dallas, Texas, where he’ll be announcing his leadership team later this week. He has surrounded himself with a strong group of executives who will execute his business model effectively as a team. Thrasher assures shareholders there will be no reverse split, name change or bankruptcy filed and that he is ready for this challenge and he’s ready to apply a proven business model to Hall of Fame Beverages.
In addition, Thrasher has convinced Primo Products and former NBA star Larry Johnson to remain on board and to give his team an opportunity to build a brand with their products. The CEO will announce his team later this week, and then the company will introduce a new product and provide an extensive update on Grand Ma Ma’s Sweet Southern Tea next week. Visit the company’s website at www.halloffamebeverages.com.
About Hall of Fame Beverages
Hall of Fame Beverages Inc. is an innovative beverage company trying to grow its footprint in an industry rife with ordinary drinks. We are home to our signature brand Grand Ma Ma’s Sweet Southern Tea, inspired by former NBA star Larry Johnson, who famously dressed up as his iconic basketball playing Grand Ma Ma in Converse shoe commercials in the 1990s.
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