AUSTIN, Tx. – Eric Hund has been named Vice President of Sales for Deep Eddy Vodka – the #1 fastest-growing spirits brand in the US, according to IRI, effective immediately. In the new position, Hund will report to Deep Eddy President Eric Dopkins. He replaces Vice President of Sales, John Potts who is leaving to pursue other interests.
Hund has over 19 years of experience on both the distribution and supplier side of the spirits industry. Prior to joining Deep Eddy Vodka, he held various leadership positions with Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) in Texas. Most recently, he led the Eagle Division as Vice President. Throughout 15 years at RNDC – Texas, he has established a proven track record of leadership and sales success which includes the exceptional growth of Deep Eddy Vodka in Texas.
“Eric has been an important part of Deep Eddy’s success over the past several years,” said Eric Dopkins. “For a brand so deeply rooted in Texas, he recognized the tremendous opportunity for and worked closely with our leadership team to execute the vision for Deep Eddy Vodka in our home state. We are excited to have him lead our Deep Eddy sales team nationally and continue the extraordinary growth of the brand.”
Deep Eddy Vodka is one of the fastest-growing brands in the distilled spirits industry. Since its introduction in 2010 with the original Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka and Deep Eddy Straight Vodka in 2011, the business has grown to over 700,000 cases today. Deep Eddy Vodka is propelled by its Austin-bred roots, use of all-natural fruit juices, production process and iconic brand imagery. In September, Deep Eddy Vodka was acquired by Heaven Hill Brands, the nation’s largest, independent family-owned and operated distilled spirits supplier.
“I am excited to play a larger role in the growth of Deep Eddy Vodka,” said Hund. “Our team includes many of the most energetic and committed sales people in the business. They embody Deep Eddy’s entrepreneurial spirit and unique roots.”
Eric is a 1996 graduate of University of Texas – Austin. He and his family will relocate to Austin, Tx.
About Deep Eddy Vodka
Deep Eddy Vodka (70-80 proof), a premium spirits company based in Austin, Texas, is the #1 fastest-growing spirits brand in the US, according to IRI. As a recipient of the Impact Hot Brand Award for two straight years and Beverage Information Group Growth Brand Award each of the past three years, Deep Eddy Vodka is recognized for its unique production process and incorporation of real, natural ingredients in its flavors. All Deep Eddy Vodka products are distilled in small batches at its state-of-the-art Texas distillery. The company’s line of products include: Deep Eddy Straight Vodka, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Deep Eddy Ruby Red, Deep Eddy Cranberry, Deep Eddy Lemon and Deep Eddy Peach. Deep Eddy Vodka is available in stores in all 50 states. More information on the company can be found at www.deepeddyvodka.com orwww.facebook.com/deepeddyvodka