Jackie Bresie Joins Torani as Vice President of Sales

South San Francisco, CA (June 19, 2007) — With sights set on continued growth as a leading brand in flavor, Torani/R. Torre & Company announces the hire of Jackie Bresie as the new vice president of sales.  A sales veteran with over 20 years experience, Jackie will be tasked with leading Torani’s sales force into the next stage of the company’s growth.

In this dynamic position, Jackie will take on the role of integrating Torani’s sales force with marketing, R&D and all other business functions to bring innovations to market with an action-based orientation and customer-led focus.  In bringing new program solutions to market, Jackie will lead partnerships with new and existing customers in Torani’s retail, foodservice and café channels.  She will also work closely with all of Torani’s functions to ensure the strength and growth of companywide sales, while retaining the company’s brand equity and respected reputation within the marketplace.

“Jackie brings the perfect combination of expertise and passion to Torani, and is the ideal leader to head our skilled sales team,” says Chief Executive Officer Melanie Dulbecco.  “As a family-owned company for over 80 years, Torani feels strongly about the people we bring on to serve as the passionate stewards of our brand.  With her range of experience, business intuition, and enthusiasm, we are confident Jackie is the right team member to join our family and propel us to our next stage of success.”

Prior to joining, Jackie served as vice president of sales strategy for Henkel/Dial Corporation, focusing on successfully shifting Dial’s sales organization from trade-driven to consumer-centric.  In addition, Jackie spent over 10 years as the national trade marketing manager for Quaker Oats, followed by over 10 years as the director of sales for Bayer AG Healthcare. 

“Jackie demonstrates true excitement for Torani’s vision, and is highly qualified and equipped to lead the company forward,” Dulbecco adds.  “We are thrilled to welcome her to Torani.”

A former Bay Area resident, Bresie is relocating to the East Bay with her family.  In their spare time they love exploring in the outdoors as well as taking culinary excursions throughout the West Coast!

About Torani

For more than 80 years, Torani has been mixing and blending the best flavors.  Today Torani offers a full portfolio of flavorful products, including America’s number one specialty syrup brand, a line of decadent sauces, blended beverage bases and Pure Flavor.  For more information about any Torani products, visit wwww.torani.com or call 800-775-1925.

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