Formerly president of the Seagram Beverage Company, Joseph Fisch has over forty years of experience in the premium beverage industry. During his twenty-five year career with Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, he held various key executive positions within Seagram's premium spirits and beverage divisions. Mr. Fisch founded United States Beverage, LLC in 1997 and has led the company to worldwide recognition as a top marketing and sales organization in the premium beverage industry. With a distribution network operating in fifty states, the US Beverage portfolio of premium brands has attained nationwide attention by providing the US consumer with a variety of premium imported beers as well as national and regional craft beer brands.
Prior to joining US Beverage in 2000, Mr. Gambke worked for twenty-one years with the Joseph E. Seagram Company,where he led category management and national account development for the Seagram Beverage Division. With Seagram, he helped re-engineer the Tropicana Juice Division in 1994 and established the Wal-Mart vendor partnership for Seagram in 1996. Fred Gambke has led the successful efforts at US Beverage to build the company's national account applications. In his 15 years with the organization, he has created a sales training program and secured vendor partnerships with key retail customers including Wal-Mart and Marriott. Through his direction, the U.S. Beverage sales team has successfully implemented a unified sales strategy and increased focus on national account services.
Prior to joining US Beverage in 2002, Justin's experience included roles in marketing capacities and consumer sales on both the client and supplier side. Mr. Fisch's professional experience began in advertising with Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide in New York. His account management responsibilities included both the IBM Brand and AT&T Wireless accounts. At Ogilvy, Mr. Fisch helped launch the widely acclaimed global IBM Software campaign amongst other strategic advertising initiatives. His beverage experience began at Mesa Distributing Co. in San Diego, California, where he held positions in both the chain sales division and the brand-marketing department. As V.P., General Manager, Mr. Fisch is the primary contact for all brewery suppliers, and oversees all areas of the company to ensure sales and marketing are working efficiently.
Previously, Mr. Moorehead was Partner and Creative Director of Workshop Design Consultants, an innovative design firm in Columbus, Ohio, which he co-founded. His varied creative experience led him from the private sector to education as an instructor of conceptual advertising and package design at the Columbus College of Art and Design. In 1984 he accepted a position as Sr. Art Director and Creative Director for The Marketing Center, a small marketing, advertising and promotion. TMC specialized in the creative development of the beer, wine and spirits brand categories. Paul joined United States Beverage in 1997 as the creative leader for the USB marketing team. His responsibilities include the visual development and execution of all POS, advertising and package design for the USB brand portfolio. Under his direction, US Beverage has developed, re-positioned and re-designed numerous brands which has greatly improved brand image and shelf awareness.
Prior to joining United States Beverage in 2002, Mr. Immen was with the Guinness/UDV Corporation for five years as the Market/Draft Manager covering the Midwestern region. During his time with Guinness/UDV he was instrumental in the successful launch of Guinness Draft Bottles & Smirnoff Ice among other brands in their portfolio. In his current role at USB, Kevin acts as the company "expert" to the draft beer sales side of the business for all draft brands within the portfolio. He works closely with the foreign breweries to implement "US launch strategies" successfully and has developed a comprehensive draft training program that has been implemented on a local and national market level. Kevin is also a proud member of the United States Marine Corp, Semper Fi.
Prior to joining United States Beverage, Mr. Walsh held senior positions with outstanding consumer products companies. Most recently, he held a senior position with Crown Imports in Stamford, Connecticut where he provided financial leadership with focus on strategic pricing opportunities. Prior to Crown Imports, Mr. Walsh worked as a Finance Director at Red Bull North America managing the finance, operations, and administrative functions for their Eastern Business. Mr. Walsh also spent sixteen years at Unilever in various financial roles, including financial management of the retail beverage group and as Controller of the Pepsi Lipton Tea Partnership.