VISTA, Calif., — NuZee, Inc. (OTCQB: NUZE) (“NuZee” or “the Company”), a good-for-you company focused on building beverage brands that offer functional and nutritional benefits, announced today that it has engaged beverage industry veteran William (“Bill”) Lampe as Operations Consultant. He brings to NuZee more than 30 years of global experience in the food and beverage industry, including developing coffee, tea, and functional beverage products. Mr. Lampe spent 27 years with various divisions and joint ventures of The Coca-Cola Company.
At Coca-Cola, Mr. Lampe served in several technical and operational roles, including managing the Coca-Cola North America Packaging Group, the Minute Maid Capital Project Group, and working in Corporate Packaging Development, Corporate Engineering, Coca-Cola Foods, and Coca-Cola North America Contract Manufacturing. He was involved in all three joint ventures between The Coca-Cola Company & Nestlé, SA, including Coca-Cola Nestlé Refreshments and both iterations of Beverage Partners Worldwide which focused on ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and tea products globally, as well as clinical claim functional beverage developments via Nestlé Research.
Mr. Lampe most recently served as Vice President Client Solutions, Food, Beverage & CPGs at Network Packaging Partners, a leading provider of packaging engineering staffing and consulting to the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.
“Bill has been associated with some of the most successful beverage launches in our industry,” said Mr. Higashida. “He brings to NuZee extensive experience in package ideation, design and development, contract manufacturing, capital project management. Our Coffee Blenders® line of functional coffees has grown considerably over the last two years, and we are optimistic about the continuing market acceptance of these products. Bill will be an important resource in our ongoing expansion efforts.”
“Bill has a track record of delivering product/package innovation, speed-to-commercialization initiatives, and real-world collaborative solutions that create cost efficiencies and provide distinct competitive advantages,” said Mr. Gorney. “These abilities are vital to a growing company such as ours, and we feel fortunate to have an executive of Bill’s reputation and experience join the NuZee / Coffee Blenders team.”
“I am excited to join NuZee / Coffee Blenders at this important point in its corporate development,” said Mr. Lampe. “I look forward to assisting the Company in broadening in it industry relationships, expanding its product footprint, and elevating its brand.”
About NuZee and Coffee Blenders
NuZee, Inc. (d/b/a Coffee Blenders®) is the pioneer in functional coffee, offering gourmet specialty grade coffee in convenient single serve cups using only natural ingredients with clinically supported nutraceuticals. Coffee Blenders also manufactures and sells in the United States its Drip Cup line of single serve, pour-over functional coffees, including Lean Cup® (for weight loss), Think Cup® (for cognitive performance), Relax Cup® (for stress reduction), Active Cup® (for a pre-workout boost of energy), Nude Cup® (100% Arabica coffee with no function), and Matcha Cup tea, as well as a Whole Bean coffee line. For more information on Coffee Blenders, please visit: http://www.coffeeblenders.com.