Ogden’s Own Distillery of Ogden, Utah, has appointed seasoned wine and spirits industry veteran Mark Fine as successor to retiring co-founder and president Steve Conlin. Fine will assume day-to-day responsibilities immediately, overseeing Ogden’s Own’s distillery operations, sales and marketing strategy, distribution in Utah and other current states, as well as expanding distribution throughout the United States with key partners.
“I am excited about joining Ogden’s Own Distillery and building trade and consumer interest in Five Wives Vodka, Porter’s Whiskeys, Madam Pattirini Gin, Underground, and our canned cocktails portfolio,” said Fine in a press release. “The hardworking team has done an amazing job in Utah with developing a great, loyal fanbase. Our brand new, state-of the art 32,000-square-foot distillery facility presents an excellent opportunity for us to create memorable experiences to everyone entering the doors of our forthcoming on-site cocktail bar or our amphitheater, looking out to the beautiful Wasatch mountains. My mission is to expose both bartenders and consumers throughout the US to our unique products and the stories they tell, converting them into brand loyalists of Ogden’s Own.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Mark and his incredible leadership to Ogden’s Own,” said Conlin. “When we founded Ogden’s Own back in 2009, it was our goal to make a lasting impact on our community, and I feel proud to have accomplished that over the years. Mark has a magic touch for taking beverage brands to new heights and holds an incredible array of dynamic experience and relationships. I’m immensely proud of what we’ve done to date, and I feel supremely confident that he’s the perfect person to take what we’ve built to the next level.”
Fine brings a wealth of impressive experience and a fun personality to his new role, having nearly 30 years in leadership roles across the beverage industry. Most recently, Fine spent four years as director of beverage at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, working closely with operations, marketing, and supplier partners to create and implement award-winning programs that mutually benefited and elevated guest satisfaction. Prior to that, he worked for multiple industry-leading distributors, importers and suppliers, including Southern Glazer’s. He is also credited for launching the highly successful, award-winning wine portfolio of Gerard Bertrand in the U.S. market.