VISTA, CA – September 6, 2017 — 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 the Board of Directors has appointed Travis Gorney as President and Chief Operations Officer (“COO”), effective September 1, 2017. Mr. Gorney assumes the role of President from Masa Higashida, who will remain NuZee’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. COO is a newly-created position.
“Travis has been instrumental in elevating the Coffee Blenders® brand, expanding our national retail presence, and driving sales growth,” said Mr. Higashida. “We are very excited about our prospects, and believe that Travis will help guide NuZee’s continued growth and success.”
“I am humbled and honored to be named President and COO,” said Mr. Gorney. “I believe that we are at pivotal time in our history and, along with a dedicated and talented team of professionals, look forward to realizing our growth potential.”
Mr. Gorney, a 15-year veteran of the beverage industry, joined NuZee in 2013 as a business development consultant. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Supply Chain Management in February 2016, and in January 2017 was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Gorney commenced his career in the beverage industry in 2002 as National Sales Manager for Rollin X, LLC (“RXL”), a start-up independent energy beverage company. Under his leadership, RXL achieved distribution throughout the Southwest United States within one year. In 2004, Gorney formed Point Blank Beverage, Inc., where he developed and sold a premium energy drink called Torque. By 2007, Torque was distributed by over 40 wholesalers across 16 states.
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 – under an exclusive license – its Drip Cup line of single serve, pour-over functional coffees. Coffee Blenders’ products include 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.
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