375 Park Avenue Spirits today announced an appointment to fill the company’s newly created President/COO position.
Jason Schladenhauffen (pictured atop) will fill the spot, according to Norman Bonchick, Chairman and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits.
Schladenhauffen comes to 375 Park Avenue Spirits with experience from both the distributor and supplier side, including at Romano Brothers in Chicago, and Bacardi, where he held several positions over the past 13 years, most recently as the Off Premise National Accounts Director.
“We realized now is the time to strengthen our team and make sure we have a succession plan in place, with the appointment of Jason we are ensuring that 375 Park Avenue Spirits is well positioned for continued growth and the future,” says Bonchick in a press release. “The past two years have been an exciting time for our company as we have solidified partnerships and grown our portfolio exponentially with the addition of a number of new suppliers and brands including Speyburn, Old Pulteney, anCnoc, Balblair, Caorunn, Phraya, Mekhong, Antica Sambuca, Limoncello Rossi d’Asiago, Dolce Nero, Saint James Rhum, Saint-Vivant Armagnac and Yeni Raki.”
In addition to overseeing the company’s field sales force and operations, Schladenhauffen will occupy a joint role within the Sazerac Company managing strategic partnerships.
Jason currently resides in Dallas, TX with his family and will be relocating to Louisville, KY to work out of the Sazerac Company’s Louisville office.
375 Park Avenue Spirits was founded in 1981 as Luctor International, LLC and in early 2015, became an independent subsidiary and fully integrated sales company inside the Sazerac Company.