After graduating in Mechanical Engineering at Turin Polytechnic he began his career in Pininfarina in 1982 and in 1983 gained experience working at Cadillac in Detroit, USA, and then in Japan with Honda.
From 1984 to 1986 he was Quality and Reliability Manager for Cadillac’s Allanté project.
From 1987 to 1989 he was Program Manager at General Motors for the Engineering GM 200 project.
In 1987 he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Pininfarina Extra S.r.l., a Pininfarina Group company operating in the industrial, furnishing, architectural and nautical and aeronautical design sectors. Under his management, in a 25-year period Pininfarina Extra has developed about 500 projects and has consolidated relationships with prestigious international companies like Alenia Aermacchi, Bovet, Calligaris, Chivas Regal, Coca-Cola, Costa Coffee, Gorenje, Juventus, Lavazza, Motorola, Petronas, Samsung, Schaefer, Snaidero and Unilever.
From 1999 to 2004 he has been a member of the Scientific Committee of Turin’s European Institute of Design.
In 2001 he became “Emeritus Participating Founder” of the ADI Foundation for Italian Design.
At the Pininfarina S.p.A. parent company he became a board member in 1988, from 2002 he has been a member of the Steering Committee and, again starting 2002, in his capacity as the head of the Quality System Department he contributed to the award of ISOTS/16949 certification to the Company, which took place in July 2003. On May 12, 2006 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A.
On August 12, 2008 he was appointed Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A.
From 2011 to 2013 he was Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Farnesina Design Collection.
On June 2011 France recognized him as “Italian Personality of the Year” for his contribution to the success of the electric car sharing program Autolib for Paris.
On April 2014 he was appointed President of the company network E.B.T. – Exclusive Brands Torino, of which he has been Vice President from 2011.
On April 2019, he was appointed Vice President of Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI), the most important Italian association of owners of historical vehicles.
Alex Thaler is the national brand ambassador for Chivas Regal. Alex focuses on building relationships with distributors, partnered accounts and consumers on a daily basis, offering information, culture, education as well as the history of the Chivas Regal family.
Alex believes in passion, keeping it real and believing in your brand. He believes there is a proper Scotch for every occasion. He has worked within the hospitality industry for over a decade. Alex truly enjoys traveling, he has taken the journey to Scotland on many occasions and has had the opportunity to work and learn the Scotch World from master distiller’s such as Colin Scott.
Alex covers all markets within the United States – influencing, educating and increasing the awareness of the Chivas Regal brand. Born and Raised in New York City, Alex’s new homebase is in Miami. When Alex is not enjoying scotch, he enjoys cycling, strength training and flying his drone.
Alex is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication & Rhetorical Studies.
On May 5, boxer Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will face Vanes Martirosyan for an anticipated bout at the StubHub Center in California.
Whether tuning into the fight on HBO with some close friends or hosting a viewing party with your fellow boxing aficionados, impressive at-home cocktails make for an easy win. Below, you’ll find a variety of Chivas Fight Club Cocktails, complete with appropriate names, perfect for Fight Night!
GGG is the face of The Chivas Fight Club, an initiative launched by Chivas Regal to inspire the fighter in all of us. Now, more than ever the fighting spirit of this humble individual rings true as GGG continues his fight, in and out of the ring, through obstacles this year.
The Chivas Fight Club cocktails below
The Phantom Right Hook
2 Parts Chivas Extra
0.5 Parts Sweet Vermouth
0.5 Parts Lillet Blanc
Top up with Soda Water
Lemon Twist to Garnish
Method: Combine Chivas Extra & ingredients with ice cubes
The Undisputed Champion
1.5 Parts Chivas Ultis
1 Part Campari
1 Part Sweet Vermouth
Garnish: Orange Zest
Glass: Coupe or Old Fashioned
Method: Combine Chivas Ultis & ingredients and strain over one large cube of ice in glass
1 Part Chivas 12 YO
.75 Part Fresh Lemon
.75 Part Simple Syrup
Egg White (optional)
Garnish: Orange slice and cherry
Glass: Old Fashioned
Method: Combine Chivas 12YO & all ingredients and fine strain over ice in glass.
Fists of Fury
1 Part Chivas 18 YO
1 Part Martell V.S.O.P.
1 Part Sweet Vermouth
.5 Part Benedictine
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes bitters
Garnish: Lemon Zest
Glass: Old fashioned
Method: Combine all ingredients & strain over one large cube of ice in glass
1 Part Chivas 12 YO
1 Part Cinnamon Syrup (Homemade or Monin)
.75 Parts Fresh Lemon juice
2 parts Chamomile Tea
1 part Perrier Jouet Grand Brut
Vessel: Punch bowl
Method: Pour Chivas 12 YO over large Ice cubes
Garnish: Grapefruit wheels, all-spice berries, star-anise pods, and grated nutmeg
The season of gifting is right around the corner! Whether your readers are shopping for friends, family, or a significant other, nothing spreads holiday cheers like the perfect bottle!
Jameson Caskmates Jameson Caskmates is a one-of-a-kind whiskey created out of passion for craft, quality and neighborhood collaboration. Finished in stout seasoned barrels, Jameson Caskmates combines the triple distilled smoothness of Jameson Original with the richness of stout beer, adding notes of coffee, cocoa and hops for a truly unique finish.
Jameson The Blender’s Dog celebrates the role of Jameson Head Blender, Billy Leighton; a tribute to his craft and the fine art of blending. A master at matching whiskeys across ages and characters, Billy is tasked with uniting the crafts supplied by distiller and cooper to create harmonious, perfectly balanced whiskeys.
Named after Billy’s go-to instrument, a ‘dog’, used to collect whiskey samples from the casks, The Blender’s Dog pays homage to Billy’s ability to bring together complementary spirits from Midleton’s extensive range of maturing stock. The second of three in The Whiskey Makers Series to launch in the U.S., The Blender’s Dog focuses on the art of marrying whiskeys.
The delicate and complex character of the 12 Year Old derives from the height and width of stills at The Glenlivet Distillery. This expression is matured in a mixture of cask types, including American and European Oak. Maturation in American oak imparts vanilla notes and gives the whisky its distinct smoothness.
The 15 Year Old’s distinctive character is the result of selective maturation; a proportion of the spirit is matured in a selection of French Oak casks for a limited period, so as not to overpower the final result. The Glenlivet’s low density allows the spirit to penetrate deep into the wood, imparting the expression’s distinctive spiciness. The French Oak also increases the intensity of the whisky, resulting in a richer and creamier finish.
The rich palate of the 18 Year Old is the result of a combination of several different cask types. This complex expression, with American and European Oak, first and second fill, all play their parts. European Oak imparts spicy hints and brings additional complexity. The first-fill American Oak adds tropical fruitiness. $89.99
Chivas Regal Ultis captures the true essence of the brand and pays tribute to its past, present and tradition. Using five of the brand’s most precious signature single Malts from Speyside, Scotland, Ultis unites distilleries located across the corners of Speyside, a region famed for its microclimate ideal for Whisky-making. The modern blend of Chivas Regal Ultis represents the style and diversity of Speyside and its character which is at the heart of Chivas Regal. Chivas Regal Ultis raises a glass to the five generations of Master Blenders and honors their dedication and blending expertise. Their five signature Malts unite to embody the mix of modern and classic luxury, which ultimately makes Chivas Regal Ultis so distinct.
Chivas Regal 12 is a blend of many different malt and grain Scotch whiskies, matured for at least 12 years. This rich, smooth blend combines style with substance and tradition.
Redbreast 12 Year Old Redbreast 12 Year Old is full of aroma and flavor. Redbreast whiskeys benefit from a strong contribution from distillates which have matured in Oloroso sherry casks, giving them their trademark Christmas cake character. $60.00
Altos Añejo embodies the perfect blend between the fun and vibrancy of tequila with the intrinsic appeal of the craft and credentials of bourbon. Aged in oak barrels for 18 months, Añejo has a well-balanced and rounded aroma with notes of dried fruit and almonds. Woody notes, vanilla and chocolate flavors makes it a prized addition to the family.
Altos Tequila Plata is made from 100% blue agave grown in the Los Altos highlands of Mexico. Complete with herbal notes of cooked agave, our Plata is slightly citric and sweet with a fruity aroma. It’s a classic tequila for the modern world.