Miami — Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa, LLC, a coffee technology and manufacturing company that produces Coffee Thins, has named David Burke CEO.
Burke has more than 30 years of experience in food and beverage industries, most recently serving as executive vice-president of Red Diamond Coffee & Tea. He has also held positions with The Coca-Cola Co., helped accelerate startup Primo Water through a significant IPO as its president and COO and served as the functioning head of marketing, consumer insights, North American sales and customer capability for The Pepsi Bottling Group.
“As we chart our course toward Tierra Nueva’s global leadership in the coffee revolution, we believe David Burke is the right man at the helm,” says Christopher Ramonetti, managing partner and CEO of ProspEquity Partners (a majority owner of Tierra Nueva). “His capabilities, experience, connections and relationships in the food and beverage industries are of significant value in our strategic planning, while the management acumen and competitive prowess he applies to all his business initiatives ensure we will meet all objectives in accelerated fashion.”