Milestone Brands Names Walker as COO


August 2, 2022

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Milestone Brands LLC, the premium spirits company based in Austin, Texas, announced that it has added Daniel “Dan” Walker to its leadership team as Chief Operation Officer.

Dan will begin his leadership journey with the company as Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Eric Dopkins, CEO. As COO, Dan will lead all things “operations” in the U.S., Canada, and international sales. Reporting directly to Dan will be Richard Sorenson, currently, C.O.O. for “Legacy” Milestone Brands, and Sorenson’s operations team, which includes Edgardo Munoz, Director of Inventory Management; and Customer Service Managers Jane Neilan and Emily Link. Dan will also support the Victoria Distillers Inc. (VDI) team in Canada with President Peter Hunt and Tim Lo, who leads VDI Operations.

Dan will support Milestone Brands’ strategic planning as it integrates Victoria Distillers Inc. and Empress 1908 Gin, and improves its agility and speed while developing the company’s international footprint. Dan and his family will be relocating to Austin, Texas, in early August.

Milestone Brands LLC, a premium spirits company based in Austin, Texas, was founded in February 2016 by two local entrepreneurs and veterans of the beverage and spirits industry, Eric Dopkins, former CEO of Deep Eddy Vodka, and Chad Auler, creator of Savvy Vodka and co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka. Milestone’s portfolio includes Dulce Vida Spirits, Campo Bravo Tequila, Naranja Orange Liqueur, and American Born Whiskey.

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