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3/18/14 John Cochran CEO Ole Smoky

March 18, 201482 min
John Cochran is Chief Executive Officer of Ole Smoky where he brings extensive experience in the beverage business. John comes to Ole Smoky from AquaHydrate Inc., where he was CEO and a member of its Board of Directors for the past sixteen months. Before being named CEO of the Southern California-based water brand in January 2012, Mr. Cochran was CEO of the Pabst Brewing Company, the largest American owned beer company in the United States. In his capacity as CEO, Mr. Cochran oversaw the 30+ brands in the Pabst Brewing Company portfolio including Pabst Blue Ribbon, Lone Star, Colt 45, and Old Milwaukee. Based in Los Angeles and a Co-Founder of 3 companies: Jet Luxury Resorts, JetLuxInc and TriWorth. Steve Aylsworth is a key leader of the executive team. Always the optimist, Mr. Aylsworth brings an unbelievable enthusiastic and positive attitude to his organizations. His sales and management experience has helped shape Jet Luxury Resorts to be a leader in the hospitality industry. So how did Steve do it? How did he fund such an expensive endeavour! FInd out today! In addition to his current projects Jet Luxury Resorts and JetLuxInc which service to hotel industry, Steve is still a Partner of TriWorth Solutions and was formerly a key executive at JobPlex serving as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Western Region. Geoff Margolis is an Entrepreneur with 40+ years in invention, patent creation, product development,complex problem solving and large scale product commercialization. With a passion for health related products, my career spans the sectors of food, wine, cacao, medical devices and renewal energy. I have 25+ patents to date, and bring a unique blend of deep scientific knowledge and hands-on manufacturing to invention and commercialization of new products. Paul Miller from Go Fit Foods also joins the mentoring session as well. Exceptional senior leader with more than 25 years’ experience elevating custom bakery, food & beverage, and consumer-packaged goods companies to top-notch sales and profit results. Proven ability to launch new products, develop cutting-edge sales and marketing strategies. Expertise in revitalizing organizations and transforming businesses, quickly achieving revenue growth. Possess advanced skills in broker and distributor relations, national account management, trade shows, financial management, client relations, brand management, and strategic business plans. Widely recognized as a dedicated leader, noteworthy communicator, and powerful negotiator.

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