Brian Galea has been appointed as the new General Manager of The General Soft Drinks Co. Ltd (GSD) and GSD Marketing Ltd (GSDM). GSD is the local authorised bottler of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) in Malta, while GSDM distributes TCCC products manufactured in Malta as well as imports, sells and distributes other TCCC products including Nestea, Cappy Juices and Powerade. GSDM also imports, sells and distributes other brands including Llanllyr water, Monster, Stella Artois, Bavaria, Berlin Beer, Lowenbrau, Heineken in kegs, Caffé Mauro and Evian.
Maria Micallef, Chief Operating Officer of The General Soft Drinks Ltd and GSD Marketing Ltd, congratulating new General Manager Brian Galea
Galea’s appointment comes as a result of management changes in the organisation structure of the GSD Companies, answering to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Maria Micallef, who also has the same role of COO in ARKADIA Marketing Ltd and The Waterfront Hotel.
Previously the Technical Manager of GSD, Galea will take up this appointment with immediate effect. Having joined the company in 1993, he is known for his excellent management skills, leadership approach, decision-making qualities and directive nature. In 2008, he was instrumental in the design and construction of the GSD factory. Galea continues to ably lead the GSD Companies with his most recent project: managing the successful implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
Ms Micallef remarked that Managing Director Brian Mizzi, the Mizzi Organisation Board of Directors and TCCC are very happy with this appointment, which they saw as a natural choice.
Ms Micallef said: “Brian has worked passionately and with dedication for many years. His input and the results attained are quite impressive. We wish him all the success in the new role and look forward to his input in the GSD Companies to take them forward to the next level.”
Other new appointments at the GSD Companies are those of Donald Camilleri, currently Manufacturing Engineer, who has been promoted to Technical Manager, and Stephen Bonnici who will take up the role of Human Resources Manager also taking care of the Public Affairs & Communications of the company.