Beverage Industry

Bacardi opens South Florida headquarters

February 8, 2010

Bacardi U.S.A. Inc. opened its new headquarters in Coral Gables, Fla. The new building houses more than 300 employees of the Bacardi Americas region, including Bacardi U.S.A., Bacardi Latin America and Bacardi Americas Travel Retail.
 
“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,” said John P. Esposito, president and chief executive officer of Bacardi U.S.A. Inc., in a statement. “Working out of this new location will further strengthen our collaboration, communications and cross-functionality and teamwork to continue to market the most recognized and top-selling spirits in the United States.”
 
Bacardi has taken steps to create a green workplace environment in regard to water efficiency, energy use, waste reduction and alternative transportation. The company will be seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the design of its environmentally friendly interiors.