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  • State University of New York at Corltand
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"We have always believed our portfolio is second to none and this affirms that thinking," says Skyy Spirits Chairman and CEO Gerry Ruvo.
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Gerry Ruvo
Gerry Ruvo
Gerard Ruvo was born in New York and graduated from the State University of New York at Corltand. He has over 30 years of experience in the alcohol beverage sector, including at Gallo and Monsieur Henri (Stolichnaya/Pepsico). Ruvo joined SKYY in 1998 to build a comprehensive sales structure and direct SKYY's skyrocketing sales. In April 2005 he was appointed President and CEO of Skyy Spirits (now Campari America). In April 2009 he was appointed Managing Director North America.
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Washington, DC, July 1 - Gerard (Gerry) Ruvo, Chairman and CEO of Campari America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI. I - Bloomberg CPR IM), has been elected Chairman of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the industry trade group said today. His term begins June 30, 2013. Ruvo has more than 35 years of experience in the beverage alcohol business and has held a variety of important leadership positions in the U.S. distilled spirits industry. He joined Campari America (formerly Skyy Spirits) in 1998, building a comprehensive sales and marketing structure, while directing the company's rapid expansion through organic growth and brand acquisitions. Under his leadership, SKYY® Vodka became a leading premium vodka in the United States market. Other key Campari America brands include Wild Turkey® Bourbon; American Honey®; Appleton® Rum; Espolón® Tequila; a wide portfolio of premium Scotch whiskies; and Campari®, the iconic red Italian liqueur. "The Distilled Spirits Council is honored to have such an experienced and insightful industry leader as Gerry Ruvo as our new chairman," said Council President Peter H. Cressy.
Prior to joining Campari America, Ruvo held high level sales positions with Diageo, The Paddington Corporation, and Pepsi Wine and Spirits. He began his career with Gallo. Ruvo succeeds John McDonnell of Patron.
"I look forward to working with the Board and staff to continue DISCUS' leadership in the fight against higher taxes; to expand market access and modernization; and to promote responsibility and moderation," said Ruvo.
Ruvo is also well-known for his charitable endeavors, including work with the American Cancer Society, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Sky Ranch Foundation, an alcohol industry charity for disadvantaged youth. A native New Yorker, he holds degrees from SUNY Cortland, and resides in San Francisco with his wife Sue. He has two grown children.
Campari America CEO and President Gerry Ruvo decided it was time to find a new home designed to accommodate the fast-growing business and foster the company's core values - speed and innovation.
"Campari America was originally Skyy Spirits - a San Francisco-born company. SKYY Vodka would not have happened if not for the Bay Area's position as the epicenter of innovation for the world, and we are proud to be a part of that. From the very beginning, our company was built on speed and innovation, and with our move, we wanted our new headquarters to reflect that," explains Ruvo. "Levi's Plaza has proven to be a hub of creative and entrepreneurial thinking, which is aligned with Campari America's direction.
"We also wanted to bring our three offices together under one roof. True collaboration is a product of strong personal connections, which can only be made when everyone is in the same office," continued Ruvo.
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Chairman of the DISCUS Board of Directors, and Chairman of Campari America, Gerry Ruvo said, "We accept Dr. Cressy's decision to step down with mixed emotions.
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