CEO / OWNER
Ralph Faulkner is the Founder & CEO of Col Bleu Vodka. He has blue-collar running through his veins, and was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Ralph played sports throughout his entire life which instilled values that are priceless! He used this platform as a vessel to develop discipline, leadership skills, and a winning attitude. Ralph has been able to develop the CBV brand that was inspired not only by his life, but many others before him and the challenges that we are often confronted by in today’s society. He is a visionary who continuously makes sacrifices for the greater good, and also a firm believer in pushing his team members to the limit and unlocking hidden potentials that lie dormant.
Aswan brings years of business and military experience to his latest role of “COO”. A former Marine Sergeant (E5) and current professional actor, Aswan double majored in theatre arts and business management at Cuyahoga Community College and understands the value of storytelling and how it relates to building a brand. He executes his unique vision of diversity and inclusion through his sales and marketing acumen.
Aswan has been a top sales performer in various industries such as: life insurance, and automobiles. Mr. Harris spent over a decade as a brand ambassador for some of the biggest names in the wine & spirit industry such as: Meomi, Robert Mondavi, Stolichnaya, Macallan, and Remy Martin.
As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Harris has overseen the expansion of the Col Bleu brand from its initial inception to the future behemoth it’s destined to be. Aswan continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible for Col Bleu Vodka. The future is bright, and Col Bleu.