Vice President, Marketing
S&D Coffee & Tea
As Vice President of marketing, John Buckner leads the development and execution of programs and tools that communicate and expand S&D Coffee and Tea’s brand and support profitable revenue growth. This includes advertising, public relations, merchandising, research, trade marketing and sales support.
John brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing expertise to his current role including leadership roles in product and channel marketing at Ingersoll-Rand, Irwin Industrial Tools (part of Newell-Rubbermaid) and W.R. Grace.
Whether running a small start-up brand or leading communication efforts for world-class companies, John’s strategic focus and keen market knowledge, have made him instrumental in building winning programs across a variety of products, channels, markets and industries.
He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in education and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Education degree from the University of Virginia and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte.