Bacardi USA opens new headquarters

05 February, 2010

Bacardi USA has opened new headquarters in Florida. The import, sales, and marketing arm of Bacardi has opened a 15 storey office in Coral Gables. Mayor Don Slesnick was on hand to present the company with a proclamation declaring February 4, 2010, Bacardi Day in Coral Gables, Florida.

The building houses 300 employees of the Bacardi Americas region, including Bacardi USA, Bacardi Latin America and Bacardi Americas Travel Retail. The company will be seeking certification from the US Green Building Council’s ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’ (LEED) for the design of its environmentally friendly interiors. They include waste reduction and water efficiency.

John P. Esposito, president and CEO of Bacardi USA said: “South Florida has been our home for more than forty years, and it’s exciting to accomplish our goal of uniting all employees previously spread throughout seven different buildings under one roof.

“Working out of this new location will further strengthen our collaboration, communications, cross-functionality and teamwork to continue to market the most recognized and top-selling spirits in the United States.”

The Bacardi Americas headquarters will also house one of four global company Telepresence suites which use high-definition video and audio for groups to meet and collaborate in multiple locations worldwide in real-time.

Anticipated benefits include reduced corporate travel and a smaller carbon footprint.

Bacardi is currently considering a variety of options for its properties at its Biscayne Boulevard complex, which was recently granted an historic designation by the City of Miami Preservation Board.

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