T. Kelley Spillane is senior vice president of Global Sales at Castle Brands Inc. He joined Castle Brands during its start up and has been an integral part in the company’s substantial domestic and international growth. Prior to CBI, Kelley was with Carillon Importers Ltd., where he was instrumental in the development of Absolut Vodka and the launch of Bombay Sapphire Gin.
Kelley takes enormous pride in his Irish heritage and notes, “The company I helped start was primarily focused on Irish products and they represent today a significant portion of our overall sales.” He says that growing up in an Irish Catholic home with 11 brothers and sisters “made for an extraordinary experience and has provided my children a wonderful extended family to form bonds with. As I grow older, I look forward to making contributions to the Irish community at large that will advance opportunity and strengthen bonds between our two countries.”
Spillane is third-generation Irish with his father’s family originating in Ballyspillane, Co. Kerry, while his mother’s family comes out of Ballyferriter in Dingle.