Title: Liquor and Food Executive
Company: Charles Jacquin et Cie, Inc.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Norton J. Cooper, Liquor and Food Executive at Charles Jacquin et Cie, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in food and liquor.
When Mr. Cooper was young, his father owned a small liquor shop in Philadelphia, PA. Upon coming down with an illness, his father asked him to take over ownership of the company. As such, Mr. Cooper has been a member of Charles Jacquin et Cie, Inc., since 1955, progressing to principal owner, chief executive officer and president in 1979. Along the way, Mr. Cooper gained ownership of several other corporations in the food and alcohol industry, including Doumen Canton Liqueur Co., Ltd., where he became principal owner, chief executive officer and president in 1992. In addition, Mr. Cooper has been holding the role of president of the Pravda Vodka Factory in Poland since 1997.
Alongside his primary duties, Mr. Cooper has further held prominent roles with Chambord D. Famous French Liqueur, a product he developed and later sold to the Brown-Forman Corporation for $255 million. He considers the move to be among the highlights of his career. Likewise, he served as the president, chief executive officer and principal owner of St. Dalfour et Cie in France, also acting on its board of directors.
In his early years, Mr. Cooper authored an off-Broadway play entitled “Ballad of Jazz Street” in 1959, which was preceded by his role as a first lieutenant in the United States Army for two years. A member of Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, which translates to the Fraternity of Knights of the Wine-Tasting Cup, Mr. Cooper was honored with the Decorated Ordre de Chevalier de Provence. In addition, he earned the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 and has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
Attributing his success to his responsibility to look after his family and run their company, Mr. Cooper enjoys traveling across the globe and meeting people from different cultures. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University.
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