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Skål Bangkok mourns the passing of industry veteran

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Tue, 07/13/2021 - 18:13
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Ken Whitty

Born in Waterford Ireland, Ken first arrived in Thailand in 1999 and quickly established Danmark Co Ltd and Flow Inter Co Ltd.

Bangkok, Thailand -  It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and Skålleague Ken Whitty, MD Flow Inter Co Ltd distributor of Paulaner Beer and beverages. 

Age 69 Ken had been battling cancer in recent years. 

Born in Waterford Ireland, Ken first arrived in Thailand in 1999 and quickly established Danmark Co Ltd and Flow Inter Co Ltd, the sole distributors in Thailand of renown brands such as Paulaner, Hopf, Hacker-Pschorr and Fuller’s Beers. Along with Cornish Orchard Cider and Abbona Wines. Ken was MD and Khun Kanpitcha (Toi), Ken’s wife, is Executive Director and they built a successful business importing famous brand beers and beverages. 

The company with its strong sponsorship became synonymous with OKTOBERFEST here in Thailand. 

Flow Inter Co Ltd is also a long time sponsor of Skål in Bangkok and Pattaya, for 14 years regularly supporting meetings with Paulaner Beers and assorted beverages. 

Andrew J Wood President of Skål International, during the Buddhist cremation ceremony held yesterday at Wat Sri-Iam in Bangkok, delivered a short eulogy, “With his warm friendly smile, Ken was a regular attendee at industry events many of which his company sponsored and supported. Be it the British Thai Chamber of Commerce (BCCT) or German Chamber (GTCC) and others, or a travel and tourism industry event – such as Skål or the FBAT – Ken, Toi and team were so supportive,” Wood said. 

“Ken leaves behind a strong legacy and we reach out to Toi and family with love and support at this time. Ken was much admired and will be sadly missed by all of us whose life he touched. It is with a heavy heart and much sadness we mourn the passing of our friend.”

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