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NuZee announces changes in senior management duties to better focus the US market


PLANO, Texas, U.S. – NuZee, Inc, a leading single-serve pour-over coffee producer and co-packer, Friday announced changes in senior management’s duties to reflect a greater focus on the adoption of single serve pour over coffee by major U.S. coffee brands.

As part of these changes, Mr. Masateru Higashida, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, will add the title of President and will directly oversee the Company’s three international subsidiaries.

Mr. Shanoop Kothari will continue his duties as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer but has also been named as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and will lead the Company’s production efforts and direct to consumer channels in the U.S.

Mr. Travis Gorney, will become the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President with the primary role of establishing and managing a sales team focused on adoption of single serve pour over coffee by major U.S. coffee brands. Both Mr. Kothari and Mr. Gorney will continue to report to Mr. Higashida.

“These changes to our management structure better align the strengths of our management team with their new areas of focus, which we expect will result in greater sales to blue chip coffee companies in the U.S.,” said Mr. Higashida, President and CEO of the Company.

“Over the last two years, NuZee has invested in a platform to lead the adoption of single serve pour over coffee in the U.S. In addition to a greater focus on sales, the changes also reflect our focus on maximizing our opportunity to achieve profitability from these investments,” added Mr. Higashida.