NOVATO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Changes are steeping at The Republic of Tea, as the Minister of Evolution and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Todd B. Rubin assumes the role of President, effective on the company’s 23rd anniversary. Rubin succeeds his father, Ron Rubin, who will serve as Executive Chairman and Minister of Tea. Dedicated to preserving a legacy that fosters The Republic of Tea’s “Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp” lifestyle, Todd will continue to delight Citizens, Ministers, Embassies and Ambassadors with a focus on innovation, education and providing the finest premium teas and herbs.
“I am thrilled and humbled,” said Todd B. Rubin, whose title will continue to be Minister of Evolution. “This change exemplifies the trust and legacy that is inherent in our family business, and which my father and I are proud to share with each of our Citizens. As we move forward, our mission stays firm and I remain committed to further elevating the progressive and heartening experience that our Citizens have come to expect. We will do this by continuing to innovate new tastes, to educate about health and well-being, and to share our prosperity by supporting organizations that make a difference.”
Rubin joined The Republic of Tea in 2007 as the East Regional Commerce Minister and then transitioned to the Minister of Southeast Commerce in 2008 and in 2011, he was appointed to Vice President of Sales and Marketing relocating to the company’s Novato, California office. In that role, he successfully spearheaded new teas and new systems that led to significant growth, including: HiCAF® Teas, Sonoma Teas, Downton Abbey™ Teas, One Cuppa™ Teas, Biodynamic® Teas, Cuppa Cake® Teas, SuperHerb® Teas and U-Matcha™ teas. Utilizing his degree in architecture, he oversaw the feng shui design of the company’s headquarters at Hamilton Landing in Novato, Calif. and the company’s production and shipping center in Nashville, Ill. Rubin currently serves on Syracuse University’s School of Architecture Advisory Board to the Dean, in 2014 he was the recipient of Syracuse’s Generation Orange Award for philanthropy and was also honored as one of North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40.
“We strive to enrich the lives of our Citizens. This succession of leadership is a natural evolution in taking The Republic of Tea to the next generation as leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs,” said outgoing President and Minister of Tea, Ron Rubin.
Rubin, the Minister of Tea and an entrepreneur, purchased The Republic of Tea in 1994. He subsequently guided the Novato, Calif.-based brand into the leading purveyor of more than 300 premium teas and herbs and tea-inspired products including Hibiscus Superflower Teas, Be Active® Teas, Superfruit™ Teas, Traveler’s Tea Tins, Be Well Red® Teas, 100-Percent White Teas, Daily Green Tea, Stir Fry Tea Oil, Sipware and a collection of unsweetened, premium glass-bottled iced teas.
The Republic of Tea is available nationwide at natural and specialty food stores, cafes and through the company website (www.REPUBLICofTEA.com), mail-order catalogue and by calling, 800.298.4TEA (832).
About The Republic of Tea:
The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives through its premium teas, education and innovation, as it emphasizes a “Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp” lifestyle. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a specialty tea revolution. Today the brand offers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbal blends, books and nature-inspired sip ware, available exclusively at specialty retailers throughout the U.S. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports worthy organizations like Action Against Hunger, The Ethical Tea Partnership, The Prostate Cancer Foundation and The Whole Planet Foundation. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic, Fair Trade certification, Gluten-Free certification, Non-GMO Project verification, OU Kosher certification, Rainforest Alliance certification and USDA Organic certification. For more information, please visit www.REPUBLICofTEA.com or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter at twitter.com/republicoftea and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RepublicofTea.