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People News Recap from 9/24 - 9/30


Date: 10/01/13

Wine industry people on the move from September 24 to September 30

Jeff Giametta Joins Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Jeff Giametta, most recently an in-house attorney with E. & J. Gallo Winery, has joined the nationally recognized food and beverage team at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He will practice in the firm’s Portland, Oregon, office. More...

eWinery Solutions Hires Gregory Lelli as Solutions Sales Expert

Lelli will be responsible for providing eWinery Solutions’ leading ecommerce, POS applications, winemaking production and other software products to the Central Coast. More...

Justin Weibel Joins Winery Exchange as Winemaker for Our Daily Red and Orleans Hill

Prior to joining Winery Exchange, Justin served as a winemaking consultant for Iowa State University and Çeme Bacilik winery in Turkey. Weibel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in fermentation science from University of California, Davis. More...

Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits Appoints New VP of Sales

Robert M. Slicker, Jr. will be responsible for leading the sales effort in the United States. Slicker has over 20 years experience in the beverage industry having most recently served as senior vice president of sales for Clever Imports. More...

Wilson Daniels Appoints Bob Guinn as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

In his new role, Guinn will be charged with leading Wilson Daniels U.S. sales efforts along with marketing oversight. Guinn joins the Wilson Daniels team with more than 25 years of beverage-industry experience. More...

David Ramming Named to the USDA-ARS Science Hall of Fame

Ramming is responsible for developing 40 varieties of table grapes, raisin grapes, peaches, apricots and other stone fruits, and has been instrumental in developing technologies that address a number of grower concerns. More...

Rutherford Wine Co. Names John Burke Intermountain Regional Sales Manager

Burke has worked with Renwood, Michael David Winery and Allied Domecq. He is responsible for the Mountain West including Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington and New Mexico. More...

Donna Traversi Joins Rutherford Wine Co.'s West Coast Team

Traversi comes to RWC from The Boston Beer Company and has extensive experience with consumer packaged goods and national chain accounts. She will lead the team in Northern and Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii. More...

Crimson Wine Group Names Mary Jo Dale as SVP of Marketing and Consumer Sales

Her role will encompass oversight of consumer-related programs across the portfolio. She will work closely with VP of marketing Natasha Hayes to align sales and marketing efforts across all brands. More...

Gandona Estate Appoints Ryan Knoth Assistant Winemaker

Ryan Knoth, formerly an enologist at Staglin Family Vineyard, has assumed the role of assistant winemaker at Gandona Estate. In this role, Knoth will manage production and assist Philippe Melka with winemaking responsibilities. More...

Gandona Estate Appoints Daniel Ha to General Manager

Daniel Ha, formerly sales and hospitality manager at Dana Estates, has assumed the role of general manager at Gandona Estate. In his new position, Ha will oversee and manage daily business operations, including sales and marketing. More...

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