Editor's note: Nicholas Salimbene has been hired as the director of operations at The Alkaline Water Company Inc.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) (the “Company”), is a producer of premium bottled alkaline water, flavored-infused waters, and CBD infused products sold under the brand names Alkaline88®, A88 Infused™, and A88CBD™, respectively. The Company today announced that it hired Nicholas Salimbene as Director of Operations.
“Nick is a seasoned supply chain veteran that brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our growing team. With over a decade of direct bottled water industry expertise, he spent the majority of his career at Primo Water, which was recently acquired by COTT Corporation for $775 million. Nick will manage all operational aspects of our flagship brand, Alkaline88®, and our A88 Infused™ line. Since 2012, our flagship brand has enjoyed stellar organic growth, and we are excited about the opportunities ahead of us. Some of our leading initiatives are expansion into the foodservice and hospitality channels, new and innovative packaging options, and scaling existing regional and national relationships. With strong demand for our products, which are driving record revenues, it is essential to have a leader with Nick’s experience driving our strategic goals and objectives. Nick shares our passion for brand excellence and innovation, and I am excited to welcome him to the team,” stated Richard Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company.
Reporting to the CEO, Salimbene will oversee and manage all co-packing facilities and implement policies, processes, and procedures to drive continuous operational efficiencies. He will also support manufacturing innovation efforts and new product roll-outs for the Company. Before his appointment at The Alkaline Water Company, Nick Salimbene served in leadership roles at multiple large manufacturing companies. He has spent the bulk of his career at various bottled water manufacturers, directing operations and leading large cross-functional teams across 62 manufacturing and 23 distribution facilities throughout North America.
“I am excited about my new role as Director of Operations, and I look forward to helping advance our growth initiatives. Alkaline88® is an established national brand, and this is an outstanding opportunity to build on the Company’s excellent performance and continue to serve our loyal customer base that loves our products,” added Nicholas Salimbene, Director of Operations for The Alkaline Water Company.
About The Alkaline Water Company
Founded in 2012, The Alkaline Water Company (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its flagship product, Alkaline88®, is a leading premier alkaline water brand available in bulk and single-serve sizes along with eco-friendly aluminum packaging options. With its innovative, state-of-the-art proprietary electrolysis process, Alkaline88® delivers perfect 8.8 pH balanced alkaline drinking water with trace minerals and electrolytes and boasts our trademarked label ‘Clean Beverage.’ Quickly being recognized as a growing lifestyle brand, Alkaline88® launched A88 infused™ in 2019 to meet consumer demand for flavor-infused products. A88 infused™ flavored water is available in seven unique all-natural flavors, with new flavors coming soon. Additionally, in 2020, the Company launched A88CBD Infused™ brand, featuring a broad line of topical and ingestible products. These products are made with lab-tested full-spectrum hemp and include salves, balms, lotions, essential oils, bath-salts, CBD infused drinks, beverage shots, tinctures, capsules, gummies, and powder packs. To purchase A88CBD Infused™ products online, visit us at www.A88CBD.com. To learn more about The Alkaline Water Company, please visit www.thealkalinewaterco.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.