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April 15, 2013
People News Recap from 4/9-4/15
Wine industry people on the move from April 9 to April 15

Lewis Watchorn Promoted to Project Engineer at Summit Engineering

Summit Engineering Inc., of Santa Rosa, California announced the promotion of Lewis Watchorn from staff engineer to project engineer in their Structural Division. Watchorn earned his B.S. in organizational behavior at University of San Francisco. More...

Summit Engineering Promotes Cody Anderson to Project Manager

Summit Engineering Inc., of Santa Rosa, California announced the promotion of Cody Anderson, LEED AP, to project manager in their Civil Division. Anderson earned his B.S. in environmental science at University of California, Berkeley. More...

Ben Byczynski named Grower Relations Manager at Fetzer Vineyards

Byczynski will manage Fetzer's relationships with winegrowers in Mendocino and Lake Counties growing grapes for the Bonterra and Fetzer-Mendo wines. He was most recently at Vimark Vineyards/Trione Vineyards in Geyserville. More...

La Toque at The Westin Verasa Napa Adds Richard Matuszczak to Sommelier Team

As lead sommelier, Matuszczak and chef Ken Frank plan to expand La Toque’s cellar to 1,900 selections, focusing on additional offerings of Alsatian and Spanish wines and California Pinot Noirs. More...

Zoe Hankins Joins Sommelier Team at La Toque at The Westin Verasa Napa

Hankins is a Napa Valley native and joined the La Toque Restaurant team as a hostess. Under the direction of chef Frank, she discovered her passion for food and wine as her position progressed to assistant sommelier. More...

AgroThermal Systems Hires Field Manager

AgroThermal Systems announced new field manager, Tim Matson. Matson’s role will be responsible for grower relations and as a liaison between the company’s partners, also working closely with Tony Nguyen, director of business development. More...

Sodaro Estate Winery Announces Appointment of Denis Malbec and Team as Winemaker

Malbec & Malbec, a husband and wife team, come to Sodaro Estate Winery with great international acclaim. More...

Cary Greene, Former General Counsel to WineAmerica, Joins Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Cary Greene, former general counsel to WineAmerica, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and will practice out of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. More...

 

Mike Bobbitt Joins the AgCode Team

AgCode announced the recent addition of Mike Bobbitt to their team as president. Bobbitt will bring his 20 years of GIS mapping experience and vision for GPS and vineyard data collection to the AgCode team. More...

Morgen McLaughlin Named Executive Director of The Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association

McLaughlin leaves Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, where she served as the president and CEO since early 2007. More...

Royal Wine Corporation Adds Douglas Simon to Senior Management Team

Douglas Simon has joined the wine and spirits team in the newly created position of vice president – national sales manager. Simon will be responsible for wine and spirits sales across the entire United States. More...

Matt Standing Joins Winemaking Team at Ledson Winery & Vineyards

Matt joins Steve Ledson, owner and head winemaker; David Ramey, consulting winemaker; Andrew Bilenkij, a two-time winner of the coveted Winemaker of the Year; and Dr. Daniel Roberts, consulting viticulturist. More...

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