NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.– Ripples, the innovative company behind the Ripple Maker, an ingenious device that can produce any message or image onto foam-topped beverages, today announced the expansion of their North American division with Jeb Barnes joining as head of sales. In his role, Mr. Barnes will lead the North American sales team, from the new Ripples U.S. headquarters in Rhode Island, as the company continues to provide organizations with new ways to engage with customers through printing personalized content onto foam-topped coffee, beer and cocktails in in seconds.
Mr. Barnes joins the Ripples team with more than 15 years of sales experience, including 10 in the hospitality industry. He previously held an executive position at Upserve, where he was the second sales person to join the company in 2013. There he held both sales and sales management positions, and was integral in growing the business from a handful of customers to thousands. Prior to that, he was the Branch & Corporate Accounts Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Center. He holds a Bachelor of Communications, Public Relations & minor in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island.
“Jeb joins our North American team with exceptional experience in both sales and hospitality. I am confident that under his leadership our business will thrive and many more restaurants, hotels, bars and venues across North America will leverage their served beverages to engage with consumers using Ripples,” said Yossi Meshulam, CEO of Ripples.
The new appointment comes shortly after Ripples launched its new events division which aims to expand sales beyond bars, restaurants, clubs and hospitality venues to also service the needs of event marketers who wish to capitalize on social engagement tools. Ripples uses natural ingredients and the latest 3D and inkjet printing technology to turn any foam-topped drink into a joyful, Instagramable content moment in seconds. There are currently two versions of the device, the Ripple Maker AM is optimized for hot coffee and Nitro drinks, while the Ripple Maker PM is designed for beer and cocktails.
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Ripples is a revolutionary content marketing platform that offers the Hospitality and Food & Beverages industries creative solutions to increase customer engagement. With the Ripples Ripple Maker, businesses serving foam-topped drinks create personal interactions with their customers by surprising them with messages and images that are printed directly onto their drinks. Images can be customized and branded and can be updated daily to support ongoing promotional activities, leading to positive real-time interactions, location-based social media shares and long-term brand awareness and loyalty. The Ripple Maker includes a constantly updated content library, and businesses can add their own exclusive original content.