DENVER, Dec. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marley Coffee (OTCQB:JAMN) (www.marleycoffee.com), the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, has appointed Christopher Gilmore to Director of National Accounts, and Penny Andino to Director of Marketing. Mr. Gilmore will oversee the Company's grocery channels and national accounts, reporting to the Senior Vice President of Sales. Ms. Andino will oversee Marley Coffee's consumer marketing initiatives, reporting to the CEO and President.
Mr. Gilmore is a consumer products sales leader with a successful history of customer and business development. Before his arrival at Marley Coffee, he was Account Executive, Channel Development, Kroger Business Team at Starbucks Coffee Company for three years. In this role, he had account management for the $125 million in-aisle coffee and tea business at Kroger and was accountable for volume, share, revenue, sales contribution and sales fundamentals. Prior to this, he was with The Procter & Gamble Distributing Company for more than 20 years, where he held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Account Executive, Coffee, Kroger Team, where he managed the Folgers and Millstone business and most recently as Manager, Market Strategy & Planning, North American Retail Hair Color. He earned an MBA at Colorado State University.
Ms. Andino comes to Marley Coffee with more than 13 years of brand marketing experience, most recently as Brand Manager at "I and Love and You" in Boulder, CO, where she was responsible for integrated strategic brand marketing plans, customer-specific marketing plans, budget management, packaging and other initiatives while managing a 75 SKU natural pet care solutions line. Prior to this, she was Brand Manager at mix1 Beverage Company, where she oversaw messaging, strategic planning, budget management, packaging and other tasks related to the management of a line of natural protein shakes. She holds a communications degree from the University of Colorado.
Rohan Marley, Founder and Chairman of Marley Coffee, said, "We are truly privileged to have Christopher Gilmore serve as our Director of National Accounts. We are especially eager to harness his insights, gained from his positions at Starbucks and Procter & Gamble, as he translates his successes to our growing, startup environment. We look forward to his contributions as we concentrate on building our national accounts. We are also delighted that Penny Andino, with her extensive brand management experience, is overseeing our consumer marketing initiatives, which will be a big part of our focus in 2015. We have a unique brand and are lucky to have unique talents like Penny and Chris to help promote them."
About Jammin Java Corp., d/b/a Marley Coffee
Marley Coffee (corporate name Jammin Java Corp.) is a U.S.-based company that provides premium, artisan roasted coffee to the grocery, retail, online, service, hospitality, office coffee service and big box store industry. Under its exclusive licensing agreement with 56 Hope Road, the company continues to develop its coffee lines under the Marley Coffee brand. The company is a fully reporting company quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol "JAMN." Learn more at www.MarleyCoffee.com or visit the Investor Relations section at Investor.MarleyCoffee.com.
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