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People News Recap: 4/8 - 4/14


Date: 04/14/14

Wine industry people on the move from April 8 to April 14

Talbott Vineyards Names Bill Henry Pacific Southwest Regional Manager

In this key role, Henry will oversee Talbott’s Southern California distributor relations and sales program, beginning immediately. Starting June 1, Henry’s territory will expand to include Colorado, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Hawaii. More...

Gina Comeaux Named National Accounts On-Premise Sales Manager at J Vineyards & Winery

In this role she will be responsible for managing and executing national accounts programs and initiatives for J to achieve ongoing growth in the on-premise. More...

Laura Williamson joins Michael Skurnik Wines as VP Director of National Sales

Williamson, one of only 19 American women to hold the title of Master Sommelier, will be responsible for all national imports brought in by Skurnik, including Terry Theise Estate Selections, and Daniel Johnnes Selections. More...

Key Technology Appoints Peter Wood as Process Systems Product Manager

Wood is responsible for planning and managing activities that support the development and sales of Key's Smart Shaker suite of vibratory conveyors, which includes Iso-Flo, Impulse, and Horizon conveyors. More...

In Memoriam: Sally Murphy, Wine Institute's Washington, D.C. Federal Relations Director

She passed away April 4. Her husband, Bill, was at her side. Sally retired from Wine Institute in 2013 after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). More...

Codorníu Raventós Appoints Keith LaVine as President of Aveníu Brands

In addition to his new responsibilities as president of Aveníu Brands, LaVine will continue to stay closely involved in winery management and strategy at Artesa. More...

Kevin Dickenson Joins Malloy Imrie and Vasconi Insurance Services

Dickenson comes to MIV from Integro Insurance Brokers, where he spent two years working with large corporate clients. He will be responsible for servicing commercial accounts, with a focus on the wine industry, as well as personal lines clients. More....

OSU Hires Penn State Viticulturist to Head its Wine Research Program

Chien will take over as program coordinator of OSU's Oregon Wine Research Institute on May 28. He was previously tasked with elevating the quality of PA wines as the administrator of the Penn State Wine Grape Program. More...

The Bordeaux Wine Council Appoints Mary Gorman-McAdams Market Advisor for U.S and Canada

Based in New York, Gorman will coordinate all of the CIVB's North American marketing programs. More...

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