SEATTLE, July 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Talking Rain Beverage Company®, the maker of Sparkling Ice® beverages, today announced the promotion of three corporate leaders as the company continues its innovative and successful growth in the global beverage industry. Adam Lapp was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales, Nina Morrison was promoted to Senior Vice President of Community Experience and Ken Sylvia was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
“Adam, Nina and Ken are incredibly dynamic leaders who continue to grow and move forward in each of their respective departments,” said Chris Hall, CEO of Talking Rain Beverage Company. “As long-time leaders and loyalists to the Talking Rain community, their dedication and commitment to our industry is unparalleled and we are delighted that they are successful and innovate our leadership team in each of their new roles.”
Adam Lapp is now Senior Vice President of Sales, where he will oversee all retail and distribution sales in the US with the aim of improving collaboration across the various sales channels to motivate and maximize potential. Since joining the company in 2008, he has held a variety of management positions including Director of Sales, Regional VP of Sales and VP of National Accounts.
Nina Morrison is now Senior Vice President of Community Experience. As Head of Community Experience, Nina will oversee synergies for all community-related touchpoints, including public relations, communications, social media, influencer relations and creative services for the Talking Rain brand portfolio. Nina has been with Talking Rain Beverage Company for over 26 years, where she has helped lead a number of targeted campaigns, including the brand’s Cheers to Heroes campaign, which is designed to celebrate and give back to America’s everyday homeland heroes.
Ken Sylvia has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer where he will oversee all sales and supply chain operations. In his new role, his focus will be on uniting both sales and supply chain functions in order to achieve successful growth results and create optimal value and exceed the expectations of Talking Rain partners and customers. With nearly twenty years of experience in the beverage industry, Ken’s expertise in industry trends, distribution networks and the CPG market has enabled him to drive the growth of Talking Rain’s portfolio of brands, including Sparkling Ice and Sparkling Ice + Caffeine, TRE and Talking Rain Essentials line.
Talking Rain has seen significant growth in team members and promotions over the past year, including the addition of 121 new employees since growth January 2021. Led by a leadership team that is constantly evolving with today’s new era of consumers, the brand continues to expand its product portfolio into new categories including better beverages, new innovative flavors and even hard seltzer through its subsidiary Sparkling Ice Prickly.
About Talking Rain® Beverage Company
Talking rain is a Washington-based beverage company that was an industry leader SeattleRange for more than 30 years. The company’s portfolio of brands includes Sparkling Ice, Sparkling Ice + Caffeine, Talking Rain Sparkling Water, TRE, and Talking Rain Essentials Hydration, all of which offer better beverage options in a variety of flavors. With a commitment to developing world-class brands and nurturing meaningful community engagement, Talking Rain creates connections with every sip.
Talking Rain is building a sustainable future. The company strives to connect with like-minded partners who prioritize corporate, social and environmental responsibility so that together they can train and inspire the continuous work that supports these endeavors. Talking Rain aims to make a lasting impact in the community through innovative carbon reduction initiatives, positive social programs and philanthropic support. To learn more about Talking Rain, please visit www.talkingrain.com.
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