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Palm Bay International Appoints Stephanie Kubacki as Senior Director of Marketing

Date: 06/30/10

Palm Bay International announced the appointment of Stephanie Kubacki as Senior Director of Marketing for Palm Bay International Spirits. In this newly-created position, Ms. Kubacki will oversee strategic development, consumer and trade advertising and key initiatives for Palm Bay’s growing spirits portfolio including Aperol, Skinnygirl Margarita, Frapin Cognac and other world-class brands.

Ms. Kubacki will be based in New York, reporting to Alain Barbet, President of Palm Bay International Spirits.

Stephanie Kubacki has worked in the beverage alcohol industry for over 12 years and has extensive experience in strategic and commercial brand marketing. She started her career with Bacardi Canada Inc. where she held numerous positions, eventually leading the Bacardi Rums portfolio marketing group. Most recently Ms. Kubacki was with Diageo North America where she spent over 4 years as Director of Marketing for the state of California. In this position, she led the multi-channel team that customized corporate spirits brand programs and drove local marketing initiatives to fit the needs of the diverse CA market. She also spent 2 years working in various positions with the U.S. on- and off-premise National Accounts Teams.

Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits, including over 50 brands from four continents. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive roster of brands, accounts and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace.

Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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