Starbucks' Executive Joins Concordia Coffee Systems
Rich DePencier to Lead Global Brand Development
BELLEVUE, Wash., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Concordia Coffee Systems, the world's leading manufacturer of self-serve commercial espresso systems, announced the hire of Rich DePencier into a new role as Vice President, Global Brand Development. DePencier will be responsible for overall strategic development and operational performance for all of Concordia's International Sales and Marketing programs. DePencier has been a Vice President with Starbucks Coffee Company since 2003. Since 2005, he served as VP, Global Consumer Products with responsibility for growing the Starbucks' U.S. & International Consumer Products to $1.5 billion in sales.
Concordia Coffee System's CEO and Chairman of the Board, David Isett said, "To have an executive with Rich's significant global experience and background join our team is a real coup. He is a proven industry leader who will ensure we achieve our very aggressive growth objectives while delivering a truly world class experience for Concordia's significant international customers and strategic partners."
DePencier added "I am incredibly excited to join this team of highly talented people, and help expand the business globally. It is great to work with such a high quality brand that I know will be successful with customers around the world."
Prior to Starbucks, DePencier spent thirteen years in senior and executive leadership positions in both US and International marketing for Procter and Gamble. A Fulbright Scholar, DePencier has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in International Studies from the American University.
Concordia Coffee Systems was the first in the world to develop and patent a fully automatic espresso delivery system that combines milk steaming, coffee grinding and brewing. The process is completed in one single step without the user having to move the cup. Everything needed to make the highest quality espresso beverage (fresh milk, fresh coffee beans, and premium sauces and syrups) is integrated in a single system.
Concordia Coffee Systems is the world's leading manufacturer of self-serve commercial coffee systems for coffee roasters and the retail, corporate, travel/hospitality, food service, convenience and specialty businesses. All Concordia machines are manufactured at its Bellevue, WA headquarters and shipped to customers all over the world. The company's patented processes deliver an amazing cup of coffee every time for the thousands of customers pouring millions of drinks every day. The company is located at 1287 120th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, Wash. 98005. Telephone: 425-453-2800 and toll-free 800-995-9019. Web site: www.concordiacoffee.com - email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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