Purity Vodka CEO to leave company

10th December, 2014 by Becky Paskin

Purity Vodka CEO Andy Glaser is to leave the company at the end of the year after growing the brand into a “multi-million dollar revenue business”.


Andy Glaser, CEO of Purity Vodka, will leave the company at the end of the year

Having joined the group over three years ago, Glaser will step down from his roles as president and CEO for unspecified reasons.

The decision comes after Purity Vodka was named Grand Spirits Master by The Spirits Business just last week.

In a statement, Glaser said: “I am proud of the progress we have made as a small and fast growing business in the US and internationally towards our vision of being a leading ultra-premium vodka brand.

“I’ve learned a lot about working in a start-up and entrepreneurial environment. I look forward to applying this to my next venture.”

Purity Vodka, the Swedish brand that is now distributed to 16 states in the US as well as numerous markets around the world, was named a “fast brand to watch” by Technomic in 2013.

Earlier this year it launched its largest advertising campaign to-date featuring TV star Joel McHale.

Goran Bernhoff, chairman of Purity Vodka, said: “I would like to thank Andy for his leadership and commitment in building our company from a small start-up to a rapidly developing and fast growing business, particularly in the USA. Our progress is being recognised at many levels in the spirits industry and Andy’s contributions have been instrumental to get us to this point.”

Glaser will remain in the position until the end of the year to oversee the handover of the US business to Brian Citron, Purity’s vice president of sales who will become general manager of the US arm on 9 December.



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