Community Coffee Company Focuses on Enhanced Digital Experience While Growing Digital Sales Department

Nov 25, 2014

Baton Rouge, LA (NOVEMBER 25, 2015) – Community Coffee Company focuses on enhanced digital experience while growing the Digital Sales Department with the promotion of Bonnie Armstrong to Senior Director of Business Development and hiring Greg Pontillo as Director of Digital Sales.

Community Coffee Company launched its newly-designed website (CommunityCoffee.com). The focus of the project was to ensure that customers have a premium experience on the site and learn about the rich, smooth taste of Community® coffee through unique story-telling.  The site features improved functionality so customers have an easy-to-use checkout experience that complements the innovative, mobile-friendly design.

“Community Coffee Company has experienced explosive growth,” said Bonnie Armstrong, who has recently been promoted to Senior Director of Business Development at Community Coffee Company. “And our focus on the rapidly-transforming digital stage will help ensure our continued success as we evolve our brand and online experience.”

New Business DevelopmentBonnie Armstrong has more than 30 years of strategic and fiscal experience, half of which was at Community Coffee Company. At Community, she occupied several progressive positions within the Finance department and later led the Human Resources Total Rewards team. 

She began her career in the oil and gas industry and advanced to a leadership position in Bakersfield, California.  She returned to Louisiana and joined a notable oil and gas business where she served as the Oil and Gas Analysis Manager for eight years. Moving into the banking industry, she advanced to Vice President of Retail Banking before joining Community Coffee Company.  Armstrong has a bachelor’s of science in Accounting from Southeastern Louisiana State University.  In her new role, Armstrong will lead new business development efforts while assuming senior management responsibilities over Digital Sales.

“Both Digital Sales and new business development play pivotal roles in the future success of the company,” said David Belanger, President & CEO of Community Coffee Company.  “The hiring and promoting of strategic leadership, such as Bonnie and Greg, will ensure synergies across the organization and the continued development of Community Coffee’s online presence.”  

Digital SalesGreg Pontillo was hired as the Director of Digital Sales. Pontillo attended High Point University in Winston-Salem, NC where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. Pontillo began his career with a Fortune 500 clothing manufacturer, working his way up to Wholesale E-Business Senior Manager before leaving the company. Pontillo continued his career working for a fabric, manufacturing, and package solutions company as the Director of E-commerce and Business Development. He later worked for a recycled paperboard solutions company as the Director of E-business before joining Community Coffee Company to lead its Digital Sales and Customer Care departments.

About Community Coffee Company

Now in its 95th year, Community Coffee Company is the largest family-owned and operated coffee brand in the America, with four generations of the Saurage family operating the company since its inception.  Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% select Arabica beans. For additional information, visit CommunityCoffee.com or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.


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