Robert D. Ward has been named National Sales Manager for the Tortuga Rum Cake Company, responsible for handling sales to national accounts, grocery, distributors and brokers throughout North America. Previously, Ward was Director of Sales for ShureTech Brands, a consumer products company. Prior to that, he was the Director of National Accounts with Morton Salt in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career with Morton Salt as an account executive and worked for the company for 21 years in progressively responsible positions. He graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. “Robert brings a wealth of experience in the food and consumer goods industry with an extensive background in working with many of America’s major retailers,” says Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, Tortuga’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We welcome his passion for brand building and know he will be an excellent asset for our growth plans in North America.” The Tortuga brand is well-known by the more than 20 million annual Caribbean tourists and cruise ship passengers. Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes are the world’s #1 selling rum cake and named the 2014 “Best Cruise Souvenir” by Porthole Cruise Magazine for 10 consecutive years. Tortuga products are sold in gift and specialty food departments and gourmet stores throughout the Caribbean and North America and in onboard gift shops of nearly 100 cruise ships. Founded in the Cayman Islands in 1984 as the Tortuga Rum Company, Ltd., Tortuga International is part of Jamaica Producers Group of companies and has bakeries and operations in Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas. The company’s Miami, Florida subsidiary, known as the Tortuga Rum Cake Company, handles sales, marketing and worldwide distribution. See www.tortugarumcakes.com or call toll free 1-877- 486-7884.