January 24, 2012 — Jack Martin recently retired as national accounts manager from Nestle Beverage Co. after 30 years and has joined MADE Drinks Company as business development director. MADE Drinks Company was founded in 2008 by Charley Snell, formerly of Nestlé USA. The company distributes a lineup of ready-to-drink (RTD) shelf stable 16-ounce, single-serve organic green teas and organic lemonades. All products are marketed under the MADE® brand and are organic and all-natural, flavored with real fruit juice and sweetened with organic cane sugar. Martin will be focusing on development of opportunities in vending, food service and convenience store channels.
Martin retired from Nestlé Beverage Co. on Dec. 31, 2011. He spent 30 years with Hills Bros. Coffee and Nestlé in sales and marketing management positions. He has a long association with these key sales channels and has introduced many beverage products into the industry during his career with Nestlé. He also served on the board of directors for the National Coffee Association from 1994 to 1999 until it merged with the National Automatic Merchandising Association in 2000.
Martin can be reached at JackMartin@madedrinks.com or via phone at 805-657-6077.
More information on MADE can be found at www.madedrinks.com or on facebook.com/madedrinks.