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George Freegard

Pusser's rum Ltd
International Brands Manager
International / US
It is hard not to see the smile on his face whenever people mention his job. George's love of the spirits industry and his passion for the brand led him back to a role that seems perfect for him. Since 2012 he has overseen the production, operations and International sales for Pusser's Rum.
Starting in 1994 he took the opportunity to leave his native UK and live the island life as the Purchasing manager for Pusser's in the BVI, this led him through the islands and eventually to the US.
After leaving the company in 2001 he pursued a career as a business development specialist in Chicago and New Orleans. Although he was involved mainly in the food service distribution he remained close to the rum company and when the original owner and founder retired in 2012 George was asked to fill the role which he did without hesitation.
Since assuming the role, the brand has seen some encouraging growth and continues to win some prestigious awards. "The challenge of being part of a small company and a belief in the product are my motivation as well the fact that RUM IS FUN" says George.