SOURCE: Blue Gem Enterprise

November 18, 2009 18:24 ET

Blue Gem Hires Veteran Beverage Distributor to Head Up Sales, Deploy Growth Strategy

Bob Friedopfer Formerly Ran 800 Million Dollar Division, Joins Blue Gem Enterprise Today

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - Blue Gem Enterprise (OTCBB: BGEM) is pleased to announce it has hired veteran beverage Industry executive Bob Friedopfer to head up its sales and expansion plan. Mr. Friedopfer will officially begin today and is charged with implementing a growth strategy, adding new products to distribute throughout South Florida independent and larger chain stores. South Florida has a heavy concentration of underserved small mom and pop stores, creating an opportunity for which Blue Gem intends to exploit.

"I have personally known Robert for over 30 years, and he is an extraordinary asset to Blue Gem," says CEO Allan J Sepe. "His combination of industry experience and relationships should bode very well for us in this ripe market."

Mr. Friedopfer's career spans 30 years in managing end-to-end operations encompassing product development, sales and marketing, brand management, domestic and off-shore logistics along with specializing in enterprise-wide system design & management solutions for a variety of industries. He has successfully launched numerous beverage brands for both start up and established companies throughout the US. As a successful professional and entrepreneur, he represents the power of leveraging relationships and networking to achieve results; Friedopfer worked for National Dairy Holdings, one of the largest dairy and beverages companies in the US as Vice President for their SE region. At NDH, Mr. Friedopfer directed an 800 million dollar division responsible for 33 manufacturing plants, multiple sales teams and hundreds of DSD routes; distributing beverages to regional and national accounts including; Walmart, Food Lion, Walgreens, 7-11, Hess, Race Track, Mobile, Dunkin Donuts, Disney, Whole Foods, Cruise Industry, School Systems, Hospital Groups and many others. During his tenure at NDH, Mr. Friedopfer developed, manufactured and launched new brands of nutritional beverages. He was one of the first executives in the beverage industry to recognize and develop "healthy" alternatives for the school systems.

About Blue Gem Enterprise

Blue Gem Enterprise is an emerging beverage distribution company headquartered in South Florida and serves the area from Southern Georgia through the Florida keys, including major chains, independent stores, hospitals, Gyms, Hotels and other retailers. It is the mission of Blue Gem to become one of the leading distributors of non alcoholic beverages and foods in the state of Florida.

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This press release includes statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Reform Act"). Blue Gem Enterprise, Inc. claims the protection of the safe-harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Reform Act. These forward-looking statements are often characterized by the terms "may," "believes," "projects," "expects," or "anticipates," and do not reflect historical facts. Specific forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to: our successful integration of diversified growth companies, impact of the company's expansion plan, and new business development success, future financial results, development and acquisition of new product lines and services, the impact of competitive products or pricing from technological changes, the effect of economic conditions and other uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained herein involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations contained in any such, forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to: failure to manage operating expenses or integrate new companies and/or technologies, each of which could have a material impact on our business, our financial results, and the company's stock price. Most of these factors are difficult to predict accurately and are generally beyond the Company's control. Forward-looking statements speak only as to the date they are made and Blue Gem Enterprise does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made.

Contact Information

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