All Press Releases for January 04, 2024

Ricky Ford Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Ricky Ford has been recognized for his career and achievements

As the founder of the company, he has dedicated 16 years to advancing the quality and purity of spirits such as vodka, gin, rum, tequila, bourbon and cask bourbon.

    PEARLAND, TX, January 04, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ricky Ford has been selected for inclusion in the esteemed Marquis Who's Who biographical registry. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

At the helm of Persedo LLC since its inception in 2007, Mr. Ford has distinguished himself as a visionary entrepreneur and innovator in the distilled spirits industry. As the founder of the company, he has dedicated 16 years to advancing the quality and purity of spirits such as vodka, gin, rum, tequila, bourbon and cask bourbon. Mr. Ford's leadership has been pivotal in building Persedo LLC both locally and nationally through strategic partnerships and investments. His collaboration with actor Ryan Bingham from "Yellowstone" is a testament to his ability to forge significant relationships within the industry, providing a turnkey solution that enhances clients' products using Persedo's proprietary finishing step.

Adjacent to his current venture, Mr. Ford has served as vice president of sales at SCV Valve, LLC since 2017, where he has played a crucial role in expanding the company's reach within the valve industry. From 2015 to 2017, he was an industry director for upstream oil and gas at ValvTechnologies, Inc., overseeing strategic initiatives that bolstered the company's market position. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ford held a longstanding tenure as senior vice president of sales and marketing for oil and gas at Curtiss-Wright Corporation from 1997 to 2014. Throughout his diverse career journey, Mr. Ford has achieved numerous milestones, including holding patents that underscore his commitment to innovation and excellence.

Mr. Ford's professional achievements are underpinned by a solid educational foundation with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University, completed between 1985 and 1989. His academic background has been instrumental in shaping his financial acumen and strategic approach to business development. The guidance from mentors early in his career and the inspirational work ethic of his mother have been influential in Mr. Ford's ability to lead effectively and cultivate a team that contributes significantly to his company's success.

Transitioning into personal life details, Mr. Ford's journey into refining alcohol began with a partnership with Dr. Ben Mosier from Texas A&M University. Their decade-long research culminated in a patented technology that revolutionized the purification process for distilled spirits. Despite the loss of Dr. Mosier in 2021, Mr. Ford honored his legacy by launching Gentle Ben, a brand that embodies their shared vision.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Mr. Ford cherishes family time with his spouse, Jamie, and children, Madison and Jason. His daughter follows in her father's footsteps at Texas A&M University, where she is pursuing nursing — a reflection of the family's commitment to education and service. An avid golfer who values fitness and travel, Mr. Ford envisions a future where he balances ambitious business growth with enriching personal experiences alongside his family.

With an impressive tally of 34 awards highlighting his career achievements — including winner in the prestigious R&D 100 Award for the technology and winner of the Double Platinum Award from Fred Minnick's Ascot Awards for the Gentle Ben cask strength straight bourbon. — Mr. Ford looks forward to continuing his pursuit of excellence while also planning for more leisurely adventures in the near future with his loved ones after years of hard work and dedication to his craft.

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