Former LMG CEO Doug Misener has joined Kollaras & Co as Executive General Manager Commercial.
Kollaras & Co was founded in 1960 and has grown to be a leading and globally recognised beverage and tobacco distributor. The company is based in Albion Park, NSW.
Misener has worked in the drinks industry for 25 years, including stints with Lion Nathan and Pepsi. He finished his tenure with Lion as managing director of Lion International, with direct responsibility for markets in the US, Canada, the UK, Italy and Japan.
Most recently, Misener was corporate strategy adviser for AI software provider Complexica, responsible for advising the company on product development and go-to-market strategy in the fast-moving consumer goods sector.
In a statement, Kollaras said: “Doug’s expertise in business development and strategic planning are welcomed by Kollaras & Co, as the business looks to harness further growth opportunities across all business units and the vast
global network of customers currently served by the organisation”.
Managing Director John Kollaras added that the move was invigorating for the company and would be embraced during a time of unprecedented growth.
“Doug’s invaluable experience will be beneficial for Kollaras & Co as we continue to achieve greater levels of efficiency in a period of phenomenal growth,” he said.