Plum Announces Expansion of Leadership Team
Former Liebherr President Joins as Global President and
Former Chewy Executive Joins as VP of Finance and Accounting
MIAMI, March 11, 2020 – Plum, the creator of the first appliance that automatically preserves, chills and serves wine by the glass, today announced it has added two new executives to its leadership team as it prepares for global expansion. Appliance industry veteran Andreas Hansen joins as Global President and will be responsible for leading the consumer and hotel business and growing distribution throughout the world. Justin Dopp, experienced in start-up finance and exponential company growth, joins as Vice President of Finance and Accounting and will spearhead the company’s financial and accounting functionalities. Both roles support Plum’s goals for growth, ensuring solid market development and positions the company well for expansion.
“We are experiencing tremendous growth and I’m thrilled to welcome these powerhouse leaders to the Plum family,” said David Koretz, Founder & CEO, of Plum. “Andreas and Justin are experienced leaders who share our vision and are joining us from world-class companies to help us execute on this next phase of growth.”Andreas Hansen joins Plum with nearly two decades of appliance industry experience. Most recently, he served as the President of Liebherr Appliances for the Americas, for Liebherr Group, an $11 billion multinational manufacturer. There, he expanded Liebherr’s appliance business in the Americas, adding hundreds of new retail partners, and driving the region to record growth. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles at BSH Home Appliance Group, Electrolux, The Legacy Companies, and La Cuisine International.
Justin Dopp has a decade in finance leadership roles. He has led initiatives resulting in multi-million-dollar revenue increases and cost savings. Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Finance and Treasurer at Chewy, where he helped lead the company from the growth company phase through its acquisition by PetSmart and subsequent IPO.
“Plum is such an innovative company and I’m thrilled to bring the culmination of my experience to bear as we head into the company’s next chapter of growth,” said Hansen. “I look forward to working with the talented team to bring Plum into homes around the world.”
“I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join the company,” said Dopp. “I am particularly looking forward to building out a world-class finance and accounting team to support the company’s accelerating growth.”
Plum is dedicated to transforming how consumers and hotel guests enjoy wine from the bottle to by-the-glass. Launched in 2017, the company was created with a single goal of changing the way wine is served to match the way people live. By combining sophisticated technology and elegant design, Plum is delivering on its mission to bring the perfect glass of wine on demand, every time – preserved and served at its ideal temperature. Plum, Inc. is headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida, with offices in Miami and Palo Alto, California. For love of wineTM.