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People News Recap from 2/18 -2/24

Date: 02/24/14

Wine industry people on the move from February 18 to February 24

Chris Strieter Named West Coast Sales Manager at Uproot Wines

Uproot Wines announced the addition of Chris Strieter as West Coast sales manager. Chris Strieter started his wine career at Kendall-Jackson focusing on corporate finance and strategy while completing a master’s degree from Claremont. More....

Global Wine Partners Announces Addition of Ray Chadwick as Principal

Global Wine Partners provides strategic advisory, merger and acquisition, and valuation services exclusively to the wine industry. The company has advised clients of all sizes in most major wine regions of the world. "Adding Ray Chadwick to the team is a perfect fit.” More...

C. Mondavi & Family Names Jim Russell Vice President of National Sales

A well-respected and experienced sales executive with over 30 years in the wine industry holding various high level sales positions at Allied Domecq. His versatility selling both the value level as well as collectible wines makes him well suited for the portfolio of C. Mondavi & Family. More...

Kathy DeVillers Joins C. Mondavi & Family as CFO

She brings to the company deep experience within the wine sector. Most recently, she was with the Vincraft Group as managing director of finance overseeing the company’s investments of capital in limited production fine wines such as highly respected Kosta Browne and Gary Farrell. More...

C. Mondavi & Family Names Pamela Hiett VP Guest Services and Direct Sales

Pamela Hiett was appointed to develop programs delivering high touch visitor experiences as well as stronger offerings with the wine club, business development and the whole direct-to-consumer experience. Her background is with Jackson Family Wine and the Robert Mondavi Winery. More...

Castello di Amorosa Promotes Peter Velleno to Winemaker

Velleno worked for William Hill Winery in their laboratory, working his way up to the assistant winemaker position, specializing in Chardonnay production. He then worked for Hartwell Vineyards, where he worked hands-on to help craft some of the most highly regarded Cabernets in the Valley. More...

Laura Orozco Promoted to Winemaker at V. Sattui

Orozco is the first generation in her family to graduate from college. As a winemaker, she feels is continuing a family tradition of working in Napa Valley vineyards; she has fond childhood memories of her father’s work in the county. She grew up in Yountville and graduated in 1998 from UC Santa Cruz. More...

Jimmy Owens Promoted to Category Manager for Craft Spirits at Saxco

In his new role, Owens will be directly responsible for providing resources and support for the expansion of rigid packaging services for the craft spirits category. In addition, he will retain his duties as new product development representative, More...

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