WILMINGTON, Delaware – May 8, 2019 – Chopin Imports Limited (CIL), the exclusive marketing company for Chopin Vodka brand and other best-in-class spirits, has named Bryan Tilbury Western Regional Division Vice President. The announcement was made by Chuck Kane’, COO of CIL. The appointment will be effective on May 13, 2019.
In his new role, Tilbury will lead and oversee the strategic direction of the west region. Tilbury brings 15 years of industry knowledge and has vast experience in working in all channels on both the distributor and supplier sides of the business. His background includes management of several luxury wine and spirit portfolios. In his most recent position, Tilbury served as Pacific Regional Sales Manager where he oversaw the wine portfolio for Hope Family Wines, was responsible for the top producing region in the country, across all channels, and increased sales goals by triple digits for the entire portfolio.
“Throughout his time in the industry, Bryan has established himself as a leader that can build and nurture effective sales teams,” said Kane’. “Bryan’s broad industry knowledge, experience working with family-owned businesses and developing strong sales team, will greatly contribute to growing our west region. I look forward to seeing success from Bryan and his team.”
The west region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington and the control states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming.
“The quality of Chopin is second to none, and I am incredibly proud that I will have the opportunity to represent such a prestigious brand,” said Tilbury. “The level of passion and care that Chopin takes to create a true ‘farm to bottle’ experience is electrifying, and I am excited work with my team to educate people about the brand, tell them the story and have them taste the difference – and understand that not all vodkas are created equal.”
Tilbury has achieved a Level 1 Certificate from the Master Court of Sommeliers and is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
About Chopin Imports Ltd.
Chopin Imports Limited (CIL) was established to market one of the world’s top vodkas, Chopin Vodka, and other expressions created by the Dorda family. Chopin Vodka products are distilled from local ingredients grown in Podlasie region, Poland (100km east of Warsaw) and the entire distillation process – from growing, cooking, fermenting and distilling raw ingredients, to bottling – is carefully tended on the family estate. Chopin Vodka was the first to debut ultra-luxury vodka in 1993 with its iconic bottles– a design that has since redefined the vodka sector. CIL offers its renowned single-ingredient vodkas – potato, rye and wheat; limited-edition line of SINGLE, once distilled spirits that showcase just how different vodkas can be; and a duo of Dorda Liqueurs (Dorda Double Chocolate and Dorda Sea Salt Caramel). Naturally gluten free, Chopin Potato Vodka has been named one of the best vodkas by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition for eight years consecutively with Chopin Potato being the most awarded potato vodka in the world. CIL has since used its successful sales and marketing insights to expand its super-premium agency brand portfolio.