Bob has worked for or represented several U.S. brands and sold those products in over 90 different countries on 6 continents. For 10 years, Bob worked and lived outside of the U.S. as an expatriate executive in both Europe and Asia, while representing American brands. Business development has often included introducing new brands and categories to global markets. He has developed and nurtured strategic partnerships with local importers, global distributors and end-user foreign buyers that enabled profitable and sustainable growth for North American brands. To support the growth of business, he has developed and managed sales teams that covered foreign markets worldwide.
Bob Jones is Vice President – International Sales of Athena Marketing International (AMI). Since 2004 AMI has been a leading marketing, export sales management and business development company serving the global food, beverage, and nutrition and consumer products industries. Since 2004 the thriving company has assisted over 100 category-leading brands enter high-growth foreign markets (www.athenaintl.com). AMI guarantees that it will enhance exposure and develop export sales leads by reaching over 15,000 buyers in 130+ countries.Bob has been in the Food & Beverage industry for 25 years, and was raised in a family that owned a chain of grocery stores in Michigan. After graduating from Michigan State University, he started his career in Sales with the Campbell Soup Company. After returning to school and completing an MBA at Indiana University, nearly all of Bob’s experiences have been involved with international sales of specialty foods and beverages.