ST LOUIS/KANSAS CITY – Jordan Bles, of Blue Springs, a suburb of Kansas City, MO, has joined the William K. Busch Brewing Co. as Area Manager over Western Missouri, it was announced today.
In his new position, Bles will be responsible for sales of Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light at Kansas City-area grocery stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and other off-premise locations. He will join Teresa Brenner, the company’s Kansas City Area Sales Manager, who oversees on-premise sales at Kansas City-area bars, restaurants, and hospitality centers.
Bles also will be responsible for both on- and off-premise sales throughout Mid-Missouri, including Jefferson City, Columbia, Fulton, and the Lake of Ozarks region.
“We’re very pleased Jordan has joined our company,” said William K. “Billy” Busch, president and CEO of the Sty. Louis-based brewing company. “He has the right experience and excellent credentials to help continue growing our Kräftig and Kräftig Light sales – both real American lagers — throughout the western half of Missouri, where they are doing great.”
Busch said Kräftig and Kräftig Light are brewed for today’s beer drinkers, who enjoy a fun lifestyle, are fiercely independent, and value great taste.
Before joining the independent St. Louis brewer, Bles had five years of experience as an account manager and key account manager with Skyland Distributing in Asheville, NC, and Central States Distribution in Kansas City. He also worked for a year with a global wine and spirits distributor.
Bles is a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he earned his Bachelor degree in Business Administration. Besides work, he is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the Jennifer Ireland Foundation (JIF) in Blue Springs.
The William K. Busch Brewing Co. brews all-natural Kräftig and Kräftig Light, which have won a combined 29 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in national and international beer competitions for their quality and taste.
Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light are now available throughout Missouri, Western Illinois, Eastern Kansas and in Austin and Houston in Texas.