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V2 Wine Group Announces Key Management Changes


Date: 06/18/14

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June 18, 2014, Sonoma, CA. - V2 Wine Group of Sonoma, California announces several promotions within its organization that will strategically enhance their growing business. These changes will take effect immediately.

Scott Ericson has been promoted to senior vice president of sales to reflect the growing size and scope of both the organization and the portfolio. Reporting to Ericson will be the newly created division vice president positions as well as the national retail account director and the sales operation manager. He joined V2 Wine Group in April 2011 as the national sales manager.

Tod Umbach has been promoted to division vice president, east. In this new position, Umbach will be responsible for the 19 eastern states and will oversee the region mangers in this division. He joined V2 Wine Group in April 2011 as the northeast region manager.

Jack Harvey has been promoted to division vice president, central. In this new position, Harvey will be responsible for the 18 central states and will oversee the region managers in this division. He joined V2 Wine Group in October 2011 as the south central region manager.

The division vice president, west position, which is currently open, will be responsible for the 13 western states and will oversee the region managers in this division.

Jennifer Zemanek has been promoted to region manager, California to reflect her increasing responsibilities in California. She joined V2 Wine Group in June 2012 as state manager for California.

Keith Wesselschmidt has been promoted to chief financial officer and vice president, new business development. This promotion reflects Wesselschmidt’s increased responsibilities in guiding the financial end of the company as well as the increased importance of new business development. He joined V2 Wine Group in March 2012 as director of finance and new business.

“These individuals have demonstrated tremendous success with our portfolio, garnered great relationships with our Distributor, Trade and Winery partners,” stated Dan Leese, president of V2 Wine Group. “They have helped drive the success we have achieved over the last 4 years.”

V2 Wine Group is a wine producer and provides sales and marketing services to a limited group of family owned wineries. With a wine portfolio that includes Bouchaine Vineyards, Cameron Hughes Wines, Dry Creek Vineyard, Hedges Family Estate, La Follette Wines, Lake Sonoma Winery, Lucinda & Millie Vineyards, Quivira Vineyards, Steelhead Vineyards, Toad Hollow Vineyards, Torbreck Wines, Valley of the Moon Winery and Vindicated Wines. V2 is dedicated to building strong, innovative wine brands in the North American marketplace. Founded in 2010, the company is a partnership between wine industry veterans Dan and Katy Leese and entrepreneur Pete Kight.
 

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