Spirits industry vet, Todd Geisness, joins BevSource leadership as former President & COO, Janet Johanson, steps into CEO role
Saint Paul, MN -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/30/2017 -- BevSource, a leading beverage development and operations company, announced today the appointment of Todd Geisness to President. This addition comes as current owner and former President and COO, Janet Johanson, takes on the role of CEO.
Geisness comes to BevSource with a 20+ year background in the beverage industry with extensive experience in beverage operations, contract manufacturing, and the alcoholic market. The last two and half years, he worked for Laird and Company, a leading United States distillery and distributor, improving the financial and operational performance of the company in sales/marketing effectiveness, packaging strategies, and production processes. Before his time at Laird and Company, Geisness was recruited by U.S. Distilled Products Company (USDP), a global producer and distributor of various alcoholic beverages, as the Financial Controller. He quickly ascended to General Manager then President and Acting Co-Chief Executive Officer. During his 19 years with USDP, he played a major role in positioning the company as a major market player.
"I am looking forward to being part of an amazing team and helping drive BevSource forward," stated Geisness. "I believe in the passion and mission of this company and cannot wait to bring my experiences in the spirits industry to the table."
With Geisness joining the team, Johanson will be able to concentrate on growing and expanding the business. She will be exploring further service-offerings for our clients to deliver a fully turnkey experience for their beverage brands.
"BevSource has been thirsting for our next chapter," cited Johanson. "We've done well for the past 15 years, but we are looking forward to growing even more to exceed our clients' expectations."
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