Seattle, Washington-based Talking Rain Beverage Co. has appointed Katie Giesler as VP of sales, national accounts.
In this role, Giesler will oversee the team calling on retail accounts, such as Kroger, Albertsons Safeway, Walmart, Target and the convenience channel.
Giesler started her career in sales operations at Coca-Cola Enterprises as a district sales manager and then as sales center manager for the Carson, California, facility. She went on to lead customer teams at Coca-Cola Refreshments in foodservice on-premise, convenience retail and retail sales.
She also led the West Supers Regional Retail Business, along with headquarters’ teams, calling on Albertsons and Target while at Coca-Cola North America in the National Retail Sales Organization. Her most recent position was leading commercialization and marketing for Swire Coca-Cola.
Giesler drives performance and growth by strengthening relationships, cultivating confidence and cross-functional collaboration. She deploys analytical resources to sway negotiations, expand operating margins, build distribution, grow organic sales and drive profits. Giesler is also a strong advocate for inclusivity and diversity, encouraging communication and empowerment.
“I am thrilled to join Talking Rain Beverage Company as VP of sales, national accounts,” Giesler said.
“Talking Rain has an impressive track record of innovation, and I’m excited to be a part of the team that will continue to drive growth and success. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to strengthen relationships, build distribution, and grow our organic sales.”
Talking Rain is a Washington-based beverage company that has been an industry leader in the beverage space for 35 years. The company’s portfolio of brands includes Sparkling Ice, Sparkling Ice +Caffeine, Sparkling Ice Superfruit and Talking Rain AQA.
To learn more about Talking Rain, visit talkingrain.com.