Interview: Tinley Beverage (TNY.CN, TNYBF) West Coast President Rick Gillis.


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The Tinley Beverage Company (CSE:TNY – OTC:TNYBF) President, Western U.S. Region Rick Gillis sat down with Steve Darling from Proactive Vancouver at the MJ Micro Conference to discuss the company to help consumers enjoy cannabis in familiar, classic beverages. Gillis talks about the types of products they have and the problem they had to overcome in order to get products on the shelves.

Rick was previously the President of Young’s Market Company, one of the USA’s largest beverage alcohol distributors, with a presence in virtually every market in the Western United States.  Based in Southern California, Young’s is a Forbes 200 private company, with a reported revenue of nearly $3 billion.  It has been the distributor of record for brands including Diageo, Bacardi, Constellation Brands, Brown Forman, Proximo (Jose Cuervo), Remy Cointreau, Edrington (Macallan) and Sazerac at various points during its 130 year history.  Prior to Young’s, Richard held various senior level positions in the beverage and CPG industries including EVP/General Manager of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Southwest USA.


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