Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

Ryan Patrick Vineyards Hires National Brand Manager


Date: 12/11/12

Ryan Patrick Vineyards hired Clay Kriss as National Brand Manager to increase sales and distribution of the brand.

Kriss joins Ryan Patrick Vineyards after 18 years with Beringer Wine Estates and 30 years in the wine industry. He began his career in Napa and Sonoma Counties in the mid-eighties and moved to Seattle, Washington in 1989 to develop Northwest markets for Beringer. Clay has held multi-state supplier positions with both domestic and import wine companies, most recently as NW Region Manager at TGIC Importers in Seattle.

“We are thrilled with the experience Clay brings to Ryan Patrick Vineyards and look forward to seeing what he can do for us,” said Terry Flanagan, founder of Ryan Patrick Vineyards.

Kriss is responsible for increasing distribution and brand awareness of Ryan Patrick Vineyards. He will work in existing markets as well as develop new markets across the nation. His focus will be upper management, establishing goals with distributors as well as individual accounts and chain buyers.

“I’m excited to join the Ryan Patrick Vineyards team and be involved in the Washington Wine Industry.” Kriss said.

Kriss was born and raised in Ohio and attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He resides in Issaquah, Washington with his wife, Linda and their two Corgis.

To contact Clay Kriss, email him at clay@ryanpatrickvineyards.com or call (206) 369-5861.

Region: Washington
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

submit people news

Submit your press release and photo to people@winebusiness.com

wines & vines directory

Search wineries, growers, distributors, and industry suppliers in North America

latest used barrels

- used barrels  •  yesterday at 3:37PM PDT
- used barrels  •  yesterday at 3:37PM PDT
- used barrels  •  yesterday at 3:37PM PDT
- used barrels  •  Aug 26, 2014 at 9:55PM PDT
- used barrels  •  Aug 26, 2014 at 12:28PM PDT

latest real estate

- real estate  •  yesterday at 10:05AM PDT
- real estate  •  yesterday at 9:54AM PDT
- real estate  •  yesterday at 9:54AM PDT
- real estate  •  yesterday at 9:54AM PDT
- real estate  •  yesterday at 9:54AM PDT

latest used equipment

- used equipment  •  yesterday at 12:28PM PDT
- used equipment  •  yesterday at 11:48AM PDT
- used equipment  •  yesterday at 11:48AM PDT
- used equipment  •  Aug 26, 2014 at 8:28PM PDT
- used equipment  •  Aug 26, 2014 at 5:00PM PDT

latest services & supplies

- services & supplies  •  Aug 26, 2014 at 3:44PM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 25, 2014 at 3:25PM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 25, 2014 at 7:24AM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 22, 2014 at 11:32AM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 21, 2014 at 4:06PM PDT

industry events

Aug 28
CA
Aug 30
CA
Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.