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People News Recap from 1/3 - 1/7

Date: 01/08/13

Wine industry people on the move from January 3 to January 7

David Schwandt Promoted To Saxco International's Vice President of Wine Category

Schwandt moves from his position as director of sales and marketing. Schwandt has been employed by Saxco International since 2001. He will be directly responsible for the overall management, sales, marketing and profitability for the wine category for Saxco International. More...

The Henry Wine Group promotes Ed Hogan to CEO

Hogan assumed leadership of the company on Jan. 7, replacing Warner Henry. “It is with great enthusiasm and optimism that I accept this expanded role at The Henry Wine Group. I’m honored by Warner Henry’s confidence, and feel fortunate to be working with such a talented and supportive team," said Hogan. More...

Doug Caskey Joins CAVE Board

Caskey, a former CAVE board member, is the long-time executive director of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, which is part of the Colorado Department of Agriculture. With this role, he is one of the most publicly visible advocates for Colorado wine. More...

Christianson Elected to CAVE Board

Christianson owns both Canyon Wind Cellars and Anemoi Wines in Palisade with his wife, Jennifer. He is the lead winemaker for Canyon Wind. More...

CAVE adds Linda Brauns to Board

Brauns has more than 20 years of experience in finance and strategic planning, most recently as a vice president at Starz Entertainment. She and her husband just recently purchased a vineyard on East Orchard Mesa in Palisade. More...

Wine Market Council Elects Dennis Cakebread as Board of Directors Chair

Dennis Cakebread has been officially elected as the chair of Wine Market Council’s board of directors. Xavier Barlier of Maisons Marques & Domaines/Roederer Estate, who served as Wine Market Council’s chair from 2010-2012, has been elected to the position of immediate past chair. More...

Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) Hires Michelle Crosbie, CPA

Michelle Crosbie has joined the firm’s Santa Rosa office as a manager in the Tax Services Practice Group, effective Jan. 7, 2013. Crosbie joins BPM with more than ten years of experience in public accounting, most recently with Dal Poggetto & Company LLP. More...

Halby Marketing Hires New National Sales Manager

Farestveit brings an extensive background of over 20 years experience in the wine business, having worked with Hope Family Wines, Chalk Hill, Terlato Wine Group and Robert Mondavi Winery, to name a few. More...

New National Sales Manager of Wine for G.K. Skaggs, Inc.

Pelter will be the first to solely focus on G.K. Skaggs' entire wine portfolio with a goal to sell all brands across the United States. He has gained expertise with Beauchamp Distributing - Los Angeles, Diageo North America, and Gallo Wine Company to name a few. More...

Manny Diaz Joins Strike & Techel as a Consultant

Mr. Diaz previously worked for the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for over 30 years, including as Assistant Director of the Northern Division, before becoming a licensing consultant. More...

Strike & Techel Brings In Linda Gago-Seco as Paralegal

Gago-Seco has spent the last 14 years as an alcoholic beverage licensing specialist and previously worked for the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. More...

Strike & Techel Hires Daniel Kramer as Partner

Kramer represents local and national hotel, restaurant and general retail companies in all aspects of alcoholic beverage licensing, including license acquisitions and transfers, entity structuring, and the preparation of concession agreements, interim management agreements, and restaurant purchase and sale agreements. More...

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