LOS ANGELES, CA – February 25, 2015 – Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, 2014 BevStar award winner and one of the fastest growing beverages in the country, announces Brad Galbreth as the company’s new director of sales for its wholesale division. Now available at thousands of natural and specialty retailers, on-premise, and fitness studios throughout the United States, Waiakea has tripled in size since its 2012 launch and will continue its focus and penetration of the Southwest with Galbreth on board
Touting more than two decades of executive experience in food and beverage, Galbreth enters Waiakea with an impressive management background and rolodex of wholesalers with whom he has built strong working relationships with over the past 25 years.
“I am thrilled to join the ranks of such an inspirational company,” says Galbreth. “Waiakea does more than offer a superior product; their ethical and sustainable business practices, along with their global initiatives to combat water crises, make this brand truly one-of-a-kind. It is my honor to assist them building and growing the business to its maximum potential.”
Most recently, Galbreth led the top U.S. food broker Acosta’s sales and marketing C-store division, where he was the top distribution producer on all product lines. Prior to that he was the Southwest division manager of Arizona Beverages, where he was responsible for 3 million cases in increased sales from 2006 to 2012, with 24 new wholesalers added and over 10,000 new SKUs placed.
“We are proud to welcome a talent such as Brad’s to our team,” says Ryan Emmons, Waiakea founder and president. “His years of experience and results-driven attitude will help us further not only our sales strategy in the States, but also our mission to create positive industry change and promote clean water access for all.”
About Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water
Originating as both snowmelt and rain on the Big Island’s Mauna Loa volcano, Waia?kea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is filtered through thousands of feet of porous volcanic rock, producing one of the most delicious alkaline and electrolyte-rich natural waters in the world. For every liter bought, Waia?kea donates 650 liters of clean water to disadvantaged communities in rural Africa through Pump Aid, and in accordance with the Hawaiian practice and notion of “ma?lama i ka ‘a?ina”, Waia?kea is proud to be certified CarbonNeutral(R) for its variety of eco-initiatives.