Chopin Imports Limited (CIL) has appointed Charles “Chuck” Kane to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Kane will have oversight and accountability for all operating aspects of the organization, including the growth of Chopin Imports.
The announcement was made by Tadeusz Dorda, founder and CEO of Chopin Imports, which is the exclusive marketing company for Chopin Vodka brand, Dorda Liqueurs, Clase Azul Tequila, La Pinta Pomegranate Liqueur, Portobello Road Gin, and Australian Bitters.
“Chuck’s ability to build brands, lead teams and increase profits speaks for itself,” says Dorda. “He has a proven track record of exceeding expectations, and I am confident he will achieve even more with Chopin Imports.”
Kane has worked in the wine and spirits industry for more than 20 years, with extensive knowledge of on- and off-premise, including small-batch spirits, the company says. In his most recent role as the VP, National Sales Manager for 3 Badge Beverage Corporation, he directed the company’s spirits sales division as well as overseeing product innovation and new brand launches.
Kane has achieved a Level 2 Certificate from the Master Court of Sommeliers and a Certificate of International Compliance from the Department of Commerce. Kane graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in Human Sciences.
“I have always looked up to the Chopin brand. The Dorda family has established their name as one synonymous with superior ingredients and great-tasting products,” says Kane. “There is a wealth of opportunity to expand on what they have built, and I am honored to lead this endeavor.”