ABT: Advanced Beverage Technologies
World Leader in Flavor & Alcohol Management Services

ABT Management Team

Anthony C. Dann


Before entering the California wine industry in 1984, Tony Dann held a series of senior marketing and CEO positions with the international divisions of several major multinationals (including British-American Tobacco and Chesebrough Ponds, Inc) in the consumer packaged goods field, with particular emphasis on Latin America.

Jerome Eckert-Nathan

Chief Executive Officer

Jerome is a graduate of the University of Paris II, School of Law and brings more than 30 years of finance experience to ConeTech. His career includes executive positions at successful high growth companies such as Tekelec and Centellax. He also worked in various capacities for international companies such as Tekelec-Airtronic (France), Sinar Mas Group (Indonesia), Dusit Thani (Thailand) and Kempinski (Germany). Jerome joined the company in 2015.

Debbie Novograd


Debbie gained over 20 years marketing and business development experience in the retail food and beverage industry, with two major corporations. With Starbucks Coffee Company she rose through several positions including Regional Food & Beverage Manager and National Category Manager to become Category Director / International Marketing. With ARAMARK she had a similar progression through several marketing roles to become Vice President of National Business Development. Debbie joined ConeTech in 2015.

Katie Shannon-Ricci, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Katie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Accounting from Sonoma State University. She began her career in public accounting with a focus on audit and taxation after which she became licensed by the State of California as a Certified Public Accountant. She has gained over 25 years of finance experience with a focus on technology start up companies such as Calix and Ciena (formerly Cyan) as well as Microsemi, Inc. (formerly Centellax). Katie joined the company in 2015 as Controller and took on the position of CFO in January, 2019.