International spirits company, Quintessential Brands Group, has appointed Philippe Roederer as Commercial Director for North America as the company looks to increase its presence in the continent.
A renowned operating and management executive in the beverage industry with 28 years’ experience within sales and marketing, Roederer has an impressive track record of helping start-ups to establish themselves in the market and quickly grow into household names. Over the course of his ten years at Veuve Clicquot, Roederer helped the company to grow into a $100 million business and under his tenure as CEO, he successfully established Voss as the first super-premium water brand in the USA.
Roederer enjoyed further success at Remy Cointreau USA and Freshbev before moving into consultancy in recent years.
At Quintessential Brands, Roederer will lead a major strategic planning exercise while overseeing the coordination and implementation of US and Canadian marketing and sales initiatives. Roederer’s appointment is in line with Quintessential Brands Group’s continued expansion of its international sales organisations. North America has been identified as a key market for the business, so the appointment of Roederer, with his extensive experience and track record of growing drinks companies, is a clear indication of the Group’s ambitions in the continent.
Warren Scott, CEO and co-founder of Quintessential Brands Group, comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Philippe to the Quintessential Brands team. His achievements in his career to-date are clear evidence of his talent and entrepreneurial approach, so we’re thrilled that he has decided to join us to help us fulfill our potential in North America. With our world-class brands and manufacturing capabilities, there is great opportunity for Quintessential Brands in North America. It’s a complex and competitive market but with Philippe on board, we’re confident that his wealth of experience and standing in the industry will help us to accelerate our growth in the market and ensure Quintessential Brands is seen as an increasingly important player in the drinks industry worldwide.”
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ABOUT QUINTESSENTIAL BRANDS GROUP
Quintessential Brands is an award-winning international spirits company, dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally. Pioneering spirits of the industry, inspired since 1761 by their founder, Thomas Dakin, Quintessential Brands Group delivers a diverse portfolio of award-winning, best-selling spirits with unrivalled heritage and craftsmanship.
Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands Group owns world-class manufacturing facilities across Europe including G&J Distillers, the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; First Ireland Spirits and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which is part owned by Stock Spirits and scheduled to open in late 2018. Renowned for its white spirits expertise at G&J Distillers, Quintessential Brands has won International Spirit Challenge Gin Producer of the Year three times and is fast winning a reputation as one of the most exciting new Irish whiskey producers to emerge on the scene.
Quintessential Brands’ award-winning premium brands portfolio includes Greenall’s The Original Handcrafted Gin, BLOOM London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Opihr Gin. Its Irish brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur and O’Mara’s Irish Country Cream. Liqueurs in the portfolio include Alizé and Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur. The company is also a leader in contract bottling and own label & private label spirits, working with retail partners across the world to provide unrivalled spirits solutions.