Thomas O. Bitove
Thomas J. Bitove has a successful history of leadership in several corporate sectors, including the retail technology, hospitality, foodservices and logistics industries. Currently, Mr. Bitove is the Chairman and CEO of PowerBev Inc., the exclusive distributor of Red Bull Energy Drink in Ontario, Canada and one of the largest Red Bull distributors in North America. Mr. Bitove is also the Chairman and CEO of PUR Brands Inc., British Columbia’s exclusive distributor of Red Bull Energy Drink. He also owns ColdHaus Direct, a logistics solutions company which facilitates the distribution of products for the craft beer industry and the wine industry. Prior to these ventures, Mr. Bitove was CEO of Lettuce Serview LP, one of Canada’s largest food service companies operating facilities at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Toronto’s SkyDome, Travel Centers along Ontario’s superhighway system, and one of Canada’s largest offsite catering operations.
Mr. Bitove also serves as the Managing Partner of the Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant located in downtown Toronto. Mr. Bitove has a BA in economics from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Bitove has also served as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Toronto Regiment of the Royal Canadian Army and has received the Order of Ontario and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for service to the community.