Klavsons named CEO of King Juice Company

Freeman Staff

Oct. 2, 2017

MILWAUKEE — King Juice Company, Inc., known for its Calypso brand of beverages, announced Monday it has named David Klavsons chief executive officer.

Klavsons joins Jeff Outlaw, the president of Calypso Brands, and the rest of the management team at Milwaukee-based King Juice with the intent to create growth of the Calypso brand and its co-manufacturing of non-carbonated beverages, according to the announcement.

Klavsons has more than 30 years of senior executive experience in the food and beverage sector, having held leadership positions with companies such as Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Hess Corporation, Kraft, Nabisco and Frito Lay. Most Recently, Klavsons was president of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, North America. During his time at GPN, Klavsons was responsible for all aspects of the business and successfully drove growth through revamped marketing programs, accelerated innovation, and acquisition integration.

“David has a significant depth of experience in strategy, sales, and operations within the food and beverage industry combined with strong leadership qualities,” Outlaw said in a statement. “We are looking forward to working with David as we expand upon Calypso’s leading position within the flavored lemonade category through enhanced sales, marketing and innovation initiatives.“

Calypso is distributed domestically as well as internationally in 20 countries. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee. For more information, visit the Calypso website at www.drinkcalypso.com.