Nomacorc, the world’s largest producer of alternative wine closures, has named Dean Banister global business development manager. Banister, a seasoned sales executive with more than 20 years of experience in the wine closure industry, was most recently at microagglomerated cork manufacturer Diam Bouchage. He will be primarily responsible for expanding Nomacorc’s business in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K.
“Dean’s extensive expertise will be a true asset to Nomacorc’s expanding sales team,” said Jay Cummins, vice president of global sales, Nomacorc LLC. “Our employees are a true reflection of the company, and Dean’s recent addition demonstrates his belief in the fundamental technology behind Nomacorc and its growth prospects.”
Banister comes to Nomacorc with a wealth of experience and success in the wine closure category. He was most recently at Vinocor Australia, with extensive experience as the international sales director at Diam Bouchage. For more than 10 years, Dean led Diam Bouchage’s growth effort internationally through various distribution channels. Before that, he spent 10 years as a national sales manager at Amorim Cork Australia.
Nomacorc is a worldwide leader in wine closures and the No. 1 closure brand for still wines in many countries including France, Germany and the United States. Dedicated to technological innovation, Nomacorc manufactures its portfolio of products using a patented co-extrusion process. As a result, Nomacorc closures provide consistent, predictable oxygen management and protect against off-flavors due to oxidation, reduction or cork taint. Nomacorc’s 100 percent recyclable products are available through a vast network of distributors and sales agents on six continents. With 500 employees worldwide and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, China and Argentina, Nomacorc produces more than 2 billion closures annually. Working with renowned wine research institutes worldwide, the company leads the wine closure industry in fundamental and applied research into oxygen management in wine. For more information, visit nomacorc.com.