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People News Recap from 4/2-4/8

Date: 04/08/13

Wine industry people on the move from April 2 to April 8

Engel Joins Riondo Team as VP of Sales

Engels will head the distributor network management and a 15-member executive sales team around the country. Most recently, he served as VP of sales for Mionetto USA. More...

Clos Du Val Announces Promotion of Kristy Melton to Senior Winemaker

In  2012, Melton was promoted to winemaker, charged with the enhancement of all Clos Du Val’s style, modernization of the winery’s cellar protocols and refinement of its winemaking operations. In her new role, she will continue this effort. More...

Blesse Promoted to VP at Riondo USA

John Blesse has been appointed vice president of operations for New Jersey-based Riondo USA. Blesse will lead Riondo’s internal operation and oversee existing and developing sales relationships with suppliers and on- and off-premise chains. More...

Frank Family Vineyards Expands Sales Force With Hire of Ken Doyle

The position was created to enhance the winery's presence in the New York metropolitan area. Doyle most recently served as a Manhattan sales representative for Martin Scott Wines where he was responsible for on-premise accounts. More...

Marian Kopp Joins Niederberger Estates as Managing Director of Reichsrat von Buhl Germany

He holds a degree in business administration of Frankfurt/Main University. Previous positions were with the Racke Group, Germany, and The Donum Estate, USA. More...

Halter Ranch Vineyard Names Macey Bires Regional Sales Manager

Bires will manage sales and marketing in a multi-state territory, including Texas, Arizona and Alabama, with California to be added in 2014. Prior to joining Halter Ranch, Bires spent eight years with Hope Family Wines. More...

Marla Nease Gilbert New Marketing Manager, U.S. at Mt. Beautiful Wines

She will be focused on supporting and implementing an innovative marketing program. Nease Gilbert began at Mt. Beautiful Wines in February as the marketing manager, U.S. More...

Mt. Beautiful Wines Introduces New Global Sales Manager

Chuck Spelman will be supporting and helping the growing multi-national sales teams. Spelman brings over 25 years of experience and wine-industry knowledge to Mt. Beautiful Wines. More...

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