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People News Recap from 11/19 - 11/25


Date: 11/26/13

Wine industry people on the move from November 19 to November 25

Peter Baedeker to Take Helm at Curious Cork Imports

Most recently, he served as managing director of international business with Purple Wine Company. He led the expansion of the company’s premium import wine portfolio, and developed and implemented a successful strategy for all California wine exports. More...

Grgich Hills Estate Hires Yannick Girardo as Hospitality Manager

He is responsible for ensuring every guest to the winery has a memorable experience. Girardo has extensive experience with providing, and training others, in superior hospitality and customer service in the food and beverage industry. More...

Excelsior Wine Company Names John Dougherty National Sales Director

Dougherty will assume responsibility for the ongoing development of Excelsior Wines’ rapidly expanding sales division, which currently accounts for a total of five regional managers, plus 30 district managers nationwide. More...

Michael Reid Joins The Hess Collection As California State Manager

Reid will manage a team of four California sales managers. He arrives at The Hess Collection from Foley Wine Estates, where he most recently managed sales efforts in California and Arizona. More...

Matt Jackson Named Western Divisional Manager for Sam Jasper Portfolio

Jackson has had a 12 year career with Delicato. After eight years on the East Coast in region sales manager roles covering New York, the mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas, Jackson moved to California as region sales manager, Northern California. More...

Delicato Family Vineyards Taps Chris Zehner as Vice President for Sam Jasper Portfolio

Zehner joined Delicato in 2004 as a national account sales representative. Under Zehner’s leadership, Delicato’s national accounts team has grown to 15 sales professionals located across the country. More...

Andre Crisp Appointed President and CEO of Luna Vineyards and The Luna Collection

Crisp was the president and partner of Luna Vineyards Sales Company, a position he has held for the past 18 months. Under his leadership,sales have increased tremendously, with a sales growth of over 500 percent since February 2013. More...

Pahlmeyer Names Brian Kelleher as New Director of Commercial Sales

Kelleher is a veteran wine sales strategist who previously served as Pahlmeyer’s western divisional sales manager. In his new role, Kelleher will be responsible for all wholesale sales channels in the U.S and internationally. More...

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