September 27/Wilmette, Ill./PRNewswire -- Imbibe announced the appointment of Takashi Nakamura as vice president of Research and Development. As the former sr. vice president of Product Development at Bacardi and previous director of New Product Development and Innovation at Brown Forman, he brings over 15 years of beverage development and commercialization expertise.  Armed with both a Master's and PhD in Food Process Engineering, he combines a strong technical background with invaluable real world experience. His appointment is perfectly timed with market demands, as Imbibe plans to launch into alcoholic beverages.

"Takashi is a strong R&D executive who will lead Imbibe's ever-growing technical team," said Andy Dratt, executive vice president at Imbibe. "In addition, his experience developing and commercializing some of the best brands in the alcoholic beverage space will be critical to Imbibe's expansion into private label spirits and low proof alcoholic beverages."