It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our founder Anthony (Tony) C. Dann who passed away at his home in Carmel Valley, Ca. on Tuesday April 21, 2020.
Following a highly successful career in a series of senior marketing and CEO positions with major multinational consumer packaged goods companies, Tony entered the California Wine Industry in 1984 and in 1991 started what is known today as ConeTech. Tony identified a new use for existing technology that offered winemakers a tool to manage the alcohol in their wines while preserving all of the original flavors and aromas. He spent nearly 30 years dedicated to bringing the global wine industry, and more recently the spirits and beer industries, what he deemed to be “critical tools” to ensure quality, consistency and innovation providing cutting-edge technology and expertise with alcohol and flavor management.
Tony’s inherent entrepreneurial spirit led him to continually seek new innovative ways to meet the ever- changing consumer needs of the global beverage market.
This focused spirit and dedication to innovation and quality will continue to be at the forefront of decision making and strategic thinking of the management team of Advanced Beverage Technologies and its ConeTech subsidiaries and affiliates in Spain, South Africa and Chile as well as their sister companies PolarClad and BevZero. Advanced Beverage Technologies and all its subsidiaries will continue to be led by the current senior management team consisting of Debbie Novograd, President and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jerome Eckert-Nathan, CEO and Secretary of the Board of Directors, and Katie Shannon-Ricci, CFO, supported by a talented team of key managers and staff located in California, Spain, South Africa and Chile.