Urnex is Hiring

Urnex is Hiring!

We have a number of open positions to fill and welcome inquiries. Key open positions include:

1. Staff Accountant AR and AP: Basic AR/AP with some growth and upside involvement with our ERP system. This could be someone from a small accounting firm looking to make a move to the client side. Accounting degree and bookkeeping experience required.

2. Marketing Manager: This is a Marketing Analyst team job that runs the gamut from product development to trade show prep to sales support and newsletter writing. Ideal experience is 0-3 years out of college and a desire to learn about business.

3. Project Manager: This is a detail oriented person that can be the mover of projects. They would interact with all elements of the organization to take a new product concept from conception and customer order through to set-up and production. High level of attention to detail and strong communication skills a must.

These are the top three open now but please check back for more.

Location is Elmsford, NY
Send inquiries and resumes to careers@urnex.com

Urnex Congratulates the 2015 Urnex Ambassadors and WBC Champion Sasa Sestic

April 16, 2015 (Elmsford, NY) — Today, Urnex Brands, LLC congratulates the nine baristas selected as Urnex Global Ambassadors for the 2015 World Barista Championship. We are thrilled that four of the six competitors in the final round represented Urnex, including Sasa Sestic, National Champion from Australia, who was crowned the 2015 World Barista Champion.

As part of the Ambassador Program, Urnex has sponsored Sasa to come to New York to tour the Urnex facility, collaborate on product development and training with our Marketing and R&D teams and enjoy New York City. We look forward to welcoming Sasa back to the United States.

2015 WBC Champion, Sasa Sestic  Photo taken by Sprudge.com

2015 WBC Champion, Sasa Sestic
Photo taken by Sprudge.com

We are also looking forward to working with all the other Urnex Ambassadors throughout the coming months as they collaborate with the Urnex team to provide product feedback and have the opportunity to build relationships with Urnex distributors in their home countries.

While it is apparent that all competitors had a great experience, we were thrilled by the success of those wearing the Urnex colors:

Sasa Sestic, Australia, 1st place
• Benjamin Put, Canada, 3rd place
• Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, United Kingdom, 5th place
• Charlotte Malaval, France, 6th place
• Yoshikazu Iwase, Japan, semi-finalist
• Soren Stiller, Denmark
• Julieta Vazquez Rivera, Mexico
• Lex Wenneker, Holland
• Berg Wu, Taiwan

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Urnex Brands, LLC. has been manufacturing specialty cleaning products for coffee and espresso equipment since 1936. Today, the portfolio of Urnex® Brand liquids, powders, tablets, and capsules are distributed in over 70 countries around the world. With headquarters in New York, Urnex ships from distribution centers in New York, Holland and Hong Kong.

Meet the newest Urnex Ambassador: Sasa Sestic, Australia

Meet Sasa Sestic, Australian National Barista Champion representing ONA Coffee. We are thrilled that Sasa will be among the selected group of previously announced Urnex Ambassadors.

Favorite Brew Method: Outback V60 – Don’t knock it until you try it……
Most neglected part of a coffee shop: Milk fridge
Favorite Urnex product: Wipz
One thing people don’t realize about coffee: It can help less developed communities and people improve their lives
Inspiring quote: “If you have everything under control, you are not moving fast enough” – Mario Andretti
Influential person in my career: Don Fabio (Honduras coffee producer)
What I like most about my job: The excitement of learning and progressing
Favorite non-coffee drink: Beer
Favorite App: Google Maps
If I wasn’t a barista, I’d be: A sportsman

Meet the Urnex Ambassadors: Berg Wu, Taiwan and Maxwell Colonna – Dashwood, UK

Meet Berg Wu, Taiwan National Barista Champion and founder of Simple Kaffa and Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, UK National Barista Champion and founder of Colonna and Small’s……..

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Berg Wu Fun Facts:
Favorite Brew Method: Espresso
Favorite Urnex product: Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner
What I like most about my job: Making friends
Favorite non-coffee milk: Bubble milk tea
If I wasn’t a barista, I’d be: A Patissier

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood Fun Facts:
Favorite Brew Method: Anything I can make amazing coffee with
Most neglected part of a coffee shop: Flow
Favorite Urnex product: Grindz
One thing people don’t realize about coffee: Decaf is not no caf
Inspiring Quote: “The first through the wall always gets bloodied.” – old proverb
Influential person in my career: For competition, it was Michael Phillips
What I like most about my job: Its sheer depth and breadth
Favorite non-coffee drink: Craft beer
Favorite App: Heads Up!
If I wasnt’ a barista, I’d be: A hospitality person of some description

Meet the Urnex Ambassadors: Soren Stiller, Denmark and Julieta Vazquez Rivera, Mexico

Meet Soren Stiller, Danish National Barista Champion and Founder Great Coffee and
Meet Julieta Vazquez Rivera, Mexican National Barista Champion and Founder Arandela Barra de Café……

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Soren Still Fun Facts:
Favorite Brew Method: Siphon, Chemex, Espresso
Favorite Urnex Product: Cafiza
One thing people dont realize about coffee: It’s alot of work to make quality coffee throughout the whole process from bean to cup.
Inspiring quote: “Never give up”
Influential person in my career: Mr. Jan de Jong, 9th Dan Jiu-Jitsu, from Australia
What I like most about my job: Being who I am
Favorite non-coffee drink: Tonic water from our local brewery
Favorite App: Aeropress
Hidden talent: Jiu-Jitsu
If I wasn’t a barista, I’d be: In the mountains as a Shaolin monk

Julieta Vazquez Rivera Fun Facts:
Favorite Brew Method: Chemex and Clever
Favorite Urnex Product: Cafiza, it’s magic!
One thing people dont realize about coffee: You are never drinking the same coffee bean
Influential person in my career: Many people: my coach and partner Manuel, my family and Arturo Hernandez
What I like most about my job: I haven’t stopped learning from coffee and meeting new people
Favorite non-coffee drink: Tea
Favorite App: Google Maps – I am always lost
A talent I wish I possessed: Singing – I only sing in the shower
If I wasn’t a barista, I’d be: A chef

Meet the Urnex Ambassadors: Yoshikazu Iwase, Japan

Meet Yoshikazu Iwase, Japanese National Barista Champion, founder of REC COFFEE

Favorite Brew Method: Espresso
Most neglected part of a coffee shop: Machine maintenance
Favorite Urnex product: Cafiza – I use it the most
One thing people dont realize about coffee: How much labor and passion go into making great coffee
Inspiring Quote: “Don’t forget your original intentions”
Influential person in my career: My father
What I like most about my job: Interacting with coffee and getting to know it
Favorite non-coffee drink: Whiskey
Favorite App: Google Maps
If I wasn’t a barista, I’d be: An engineer that makes awesome coffee equipment

Meet the Urnex Ambassadors: Lex Wenneker, Holland

Meet Lex Wenneker, Holland National Barista Champion representing Headfirst Coffee Roasters

Favorite Brew Method: Aeropress
Most neglected part of a coffee shop: The grinder
Favorite Urnex Product: Grindz
One thing people don’t realize about coffee: It doesn’t have to be bitter
Inspiring quote: “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever” – Lance Armstrong
Influential person in my career: Henk Langkemper
What I like most about my job: The freedom to do whatever I want
Favorite non-coffee drink: Beer!
Favorite App: Spotify
If I wasnt a barista, I’d be: A professional racecar driver

Meet the Urnex Ambassadors: Charlotte Malaval, France

Meet Charlotte Malaval, French National Barista Champion……….

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Favorite brew method: All of them
Most neglected part of a coffee shop: Hygiene and workflow organization
Favorite Urnex Product: Grindz - to respect the bean starts with a clean grinder
One thing people don’t realize about coffee: A great cup of coffee requires a huge amount of work by several people before one cup is served
Inspiring quote: “Learn to see, realize that everything connects to everything else” – DaVinci
Influential person in my career: Francesco Sanapo
What I like most about my job: I will never stop learning – and of course, discovering coffees and changing the way people drink it. Exploring this constant evolving world from a different perspective is fascinating
Favorite non-coffee drink: Mezcal Margarita
Favorite App: Facebook
If I wasn’t a barista, I’d be: A cultural anthropologist

Urnex Brands, Inc. Announces Global Barista Champion Ambassadors

Today, Urnex Brands, Inc. announced the names of eight baristas who have been selected as Urnex Global Ambassadors. The Ambassadors, who are each national champions, will represent their countries at the World Barista Championships in Seattle this April. Urnex hopes to both recognize the talents and technical expertise of each competitor and learn from their perspective on the importance of coffee machine cleaning.

The Ambassadors will formally collaborate with Urnex in both a product development and an endorsement relationship throughout 2015. Each will also work closely with the Urnex Marketing and R&D team while also being aligned with Urnex distributors in their home country. While additional discussions are ongoing to secure relationships with several other baristas who have won their recent national competitions, Urnex is excited to introduce the Global Ambassadors below:

Canada: Benjamin Put
- Canadian Barista Champion 2013,2014
- Founder Monogram Coffee

Denmark: Soren Stiller
- Danish Barista Champion 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015
- Founder Great Coffee

France: Charlotte Malaval
- French Barista Champion 2015
- Trainer SCAE certifications

Holland: Lex Wenneker
- Holland Barista Champion 2015
- Representing Headfirst Coffee Roasters

Japan: Yoshikazu Iwase
- Japan Barista Champion 2014
- Founder REC COFFEE

Mexico: Julieta Vazquez Rivera
- Mexican Barista Champion 2014
- Founder Arandela Barra de Café

Taiwan: Berg Wu
- Taiwan Barista Champion 2013,2014
- Founder Simple Kaffa

United Kingdom: Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood
- UK Barista Champion 2012, 2014, 2015
- WBC Finalist 2012, 2014
- Founder Colonna and Smalls

Please subscribe to the Urnex blog to receive regular updates on each ambassador and their personal profiles as we approach the WBC in Seattle.

Urnex Brands, Inc. has been manufacturing specialty cleaning products for coffee and espresso equipment since 1936. Today, the portfolio of Urnex® Brand liquids, powders, tablets, and capsules are distributed in over 70 countries around the world. With headquarters in New York, Urnex ships from distribution centers in New York, Holland and Hong Kong.

For more information about the program, please contact us by telephone at +1.914.963.2042, or via email to Debbie.rebell@urnex.com.