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Wine Warehouse Names Greg Akins President and COO


Date: 06/10/11

Wine Warehouse, a leading California distributor of premium wine, craft and specialty beer, and handcrafted spirits, is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Akins to President and Chief Operating Officer. 

Mr. Akins joined Wine Warehouse in 1989 as a sales representative in San Diego. He successively has held the positions of Club Store Division Account Executive, Statewide Club Store Division Manager, Vice President of Chain Retail Wine Warehouse North and since 2002 has been serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the northern California operations.

“Greg’s accomplishments in every assignment given to him, plus his breadth of experience across California in a variety of trade channels, make him an exceptional choice for this position,” said James P. Myerson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wine Warehouse. “We look forward to Greg taking a larger leadership role in the continuation of the company’s growth and success,” Mr. Myerson added.

Mr. Akins’ appointment as President also fills a new statewide COO position, completing a recent management shift of James P. Myerson to Chairman and CEO and his father, co-founder Bob Myerson, to Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Akins is a native of San Diego, California. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and resides in San Rafael, California with his wife Sharon.

Wine Warehouse (www.winewarehouse.com) was founded in 1973 by brothers Bob and Jim Myerson who wanted to share their enthusiasm for premium quality wine with the wine trade in Southern California. Today, Wine Warehouse is one of the largest distributors of alcoholic beverages in the United States with branches in Northern and Southern California covering the state. Wine Warehouse is dedicated to offering a wide selection of premium wine, craft and specialty beer, handcrafted spirits, non alcoholic beverages and glassware to licensed retailers and restaurateurs in the California market.

Region: North America
Job Function: President/Owner/GM

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