New York, NY (December 7,2010) - As Lucas Bols USA, the world’s oldest distilled spirits brand producer, continues to grow, so does the company organization, announcing several new hires in conjunction with their growing portfolio and market presence. Josh Katz has joined Lucas Bols as National Sales Director on the heels of Todd Bellucci, who stepped to the helm as the National Trade Marketing Director in May. On the sales side, Antonia Fattizzi has been hired as On- and Off-Premise Manager for the New York Market and Emily Stanley, formerly a part-time brand ambassador, has been promoted to a full-time position as Market Manager for Boston.
“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the US market and only expect that to increase in the final quarter of the year,” said Managing Director, USA, Tal Nadari. “Having the right team in place to support and bolster this is absolutely crucial. We couldn’t be more pleased to have Josh, Todd, Antonia and Emily in these roles.”
Josh Katz joins Lucas Bols, USA from a position as Southeast Manager for Russian Standard, USA. Josh brings over ten years of experience in the restaurant business as a beverage director and manager to the role. A native Floridian currently based in Miami, Josh graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Business and a focus on Hospitality and Tourism.
Antonia Fattizzi joins Lucas Bols from Partida Tequila where she held the position of New York State Manager. Antonia brings extensive industry experience to the role. She spent several years as On-Premise Manager for Francis Ford Coppola/Rubicon Estate Winery in Napa Valley before joining Partida.
Todd Bellucci joined Lucas Bols, USA in May 2009. Previously Trade Marketing Manager at Russian Standard, Todd brought thorough trade knowledge to the development of nationally acclaimed programming. At Lucas Bols USA Todd will bring his extensive industry knowledge and program experience to the exciting portfolio of the Lucas Bols company.
Emily Stanley joined the Lucas Bols team as a part-time brand ambassador in Fall 2009, bringing several years of experience at some of Boston’s most notable cocktail bars to the position, including Deep Ellum, Green Street, and Trina’s Starlite Lounge. Emily was recently promoted to the full-time position of Market Manager for Boston.
Lucas Bols USA was formed in spring 2009 to manage the portfolio nationwide, including Bols Genever, Galliano and Damrak Gin. The new corporate entity was created in response to growth in the US market. “These personnel changes were just a natural progression,” said Managing Director, USA, Tal Nadari.