NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lavit is pleased to welcome consumer goods veteran and former Keurig leader, Christopher Stevens to its Board of Directors and growing list of investors. With more than 40 years experience in consumer goods, beverage, sales and marketing, and general management, Chris brings a rich background that will help further solidify Lavit's ownership of the single serve cold beverage category.
Chris is one of the four original team members to develop and launch the Keurig system. Stevens helped the organization grow over 17 years from selling handmade capsules to an eventual $14 billion sale. Keurig is now the #1 coffee brewer in the United States.
"Chris brings extensive knowledge and experience in the single serve category having built Keurig from the ground up," said Gian Matteo Lo Faro, Founder of Lavit LLC. "We look forward to his expertise as we continue to grow the brand in the commercial space and as we launch into the retail channel next year."
Prior to his time at Keurig, Stevens worked in sales management and as district manager for the Procter & Gamble company and later was president of beer distributor August A. Busch Co.
Chris is also the founder and CEO of CS 74 Ventures LLC, a holding company of 20+ initiatives in which he has invested or owns with the commitment of donating at least 50% of the profits to charitable or social causes. Most recently, Chris began teaching at the University of Notre Dame as an adjunct professor in the Mendoza College of Business.
About Lavit, LLC
At Lavít, we take water personally. Our revolutionary single serve water cooler is personalizing the way people drink water where they work, shop, and soon, where they live by providing individualized still, sparking and flavored water options at the touch of a button. Lavit's many flavored beverage options, including those from leading brands, are crafted with zero preservatives at just 10 calories or less per 12 ounce serving – so Lavit fans are making the smarter choice for health and hydration every time. In addition, all Lavit's flavored beverages are uniquely eco-friendly coming from 100% recyclable capsules that are just 1/7th the aluminum of a soda can. Finally, Lavit commits funds to provide clean, safe drinking water to those in need around the world. Water, it's personal to us, because we know it's personal to you. Want to continue the dialogue? Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and/or visit us at drinklavit.com.