NEW YORK, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Megapolis USA, formerly an affiliate company of Global Spirits, a privately held international manufacturer and marketer of wines and spirits, will now operate under the name Global Spirits USA, LLC with a realigned structure and staff, under the direction of newly appointed CEO Maxim Dubossarsky.
A Fortune 500 Company in Europe, Global Spirits was established in 2008 and has offices in New York, Moscow and Kiev. The company’s annual volume exceeds 12 million cases, with distribution in over 80 countries. Key strategic brands include: Khortytsa Vodka (3rd largest selling international vodka brand*), Morosha Vodka (fastest growing international vodka brand1), Pervak Vodka (acquired and re-launched in 2013) and LEAF Vodka (launched in the US October 2013).
Global Spirits USA has appointed Steve Ackerman to the position of national sales director. In this newly created position, Ackerman will lead the wine and spirit portfolio sales team by expanding the sales team and distributor network, developing strategic partnerships, and creating and executing national sales strategies that will drive Global Spirit brands in the U.S. market.
A veteran of the beverage alcohol industry, Ackerman has over 25 years of leadership experience with well-respected companies including Allied Domecq, William Grant & Sons, Inc., and most recently as vice-president, national sales manager of Van Gogh Imports.
Ackerman announced, “In an effort to position the organization for rapid and continued growth in the US, the company has added and changed several key positions in the organization.” These include:
Breeda Phoummany – promoted from NJ Manager to Northeast Regional Manager
Patrick Puryear – appointed Western Regional Manager*
Jim Amstutz – appointed Southeast Regional Manager*
Michael Riesenbeck – appointed Central Regional Manager*
Michael Bobruck – promoted from Sales Rep to NY Area Manager
Jon Dubin – Brand Manager*
Julius Criscione – Managing Director of Americas
Global Spirits 2013 worldwide revenues exceeded $900 Million (+17%) and the company employs over 5,000. Global Spirits is focusing on its brand distribution growth within its current markets including: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois,Massachusetts, Michigan and Tennessee. The continued US saturation goal will be all 50 states by 2016.
For more information on Global Spirits, please see the corporate website: www.globalspirits.com.
1 Source: Drinks International
* Denotes new hire