Seattle-based Talking Rain Beverage Company, the maker of Sparkling Ice beverages, has announced the appointment of Ken Sylvia to CEO, effective April 12.
As a leader, Sylvia will continue to fulfill Talking Rain’s mission of “Creating Connections with Every Sip” by prioritizing employee development, community engagement, product innovation and corporate responsibility.
Since joining Talking Rain over a decade ago, Sylvia has held many leadership positions within the company. Throughout his tenure, he has helped secure and build out the national distribution network, along with playing an integral role in advancing the company’s retail strategy. Most recently, Sylvia has served as COO where he oversaw sales and supply chain operations.
Sylvia has successfully worked to optimize the platform which Talking Rain operates to ensure a sustainable business model. As CEO, he will play an instrumental role in scaling the growth of the company, creating value and exceeding partner and customer expectations. Prior to joining Talking Rain, he spent his early years in the beer wholesaler and food service distribution industry.
“I am grateful for this extraordinary opportunity and the overwhelming support within our organization to allow me to continue my journey with Talking Rain as CEO,” Sylvia said. “I’m humbled to work for an organization that is so very special. We have an amazing company and an incredible brand but what truly sets us apart is our people. I’m so thrilled to wake up every day and take on this journey with all of them.”
Talking Rain’s portfolio of brands includes the sparkling water, Sparkling Ice, Sparkling Ice +Caffeine, Sparkling Ice Spiked, Sparkling Ice Spiked Cocktails, Talking Rain AQA and Sparkling Ice Superfruit, all of which offer better-for-you beverage options in a variety of flavors. The company says it is committed to connecting with partners who prioritize corporate, social and environmental responsibility through innovative carbon reduction initiatives, positive social programs and philanthropic support.
To learn more, visit talkingrain.com.