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Riondo USA named Alan Hanisch as Western US Sales Manager

Date: 02/17/12

Riondo USA has named Alan Hanisch to be Western US Sales Manager.

Hanisch, whose reputation for garnering top sales numbers is well known, will preside over all western states, from California, Oregon, and Washington to Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma, and all states in between.

Hanisch, who hails from Iowa, began his career in Houston, Texas, at Richards Wine & Spirits. In the mid ‘80’s he joined Kobrand Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles; he later moved to Colorado, where he became a regional manager for the company. He was also divisional vice president for Precept Wine in Seattle, Washington, where he met Riondo USA National Sales Manager John Blesse.

“It’s a pleasure to work with Alan again,” Says Blesse. “He was instrumental in helping to drive Precept Wine to its top position. This will be a winning combination.”

“There’s one thing I can say about the Riondo portfolio – it’s hot!” says Hanisch. “The quality is consistent, and the pricing structure makes sense – this is the combination I’ve been looking for.”

Hanisch’s credits also include national sales manager for King Estate Winery, the largest winery in Oregon, and Lange Winery, also in the same state.

Chosen by Impact Magazine as a “Hot Prospect” and by other top media coast to coast, Riondo USA is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the wine industry, importing and distributing the Riondo wine portfolio, which includes their top-selling Italian prosecco and Pink.

Hanisch was graduated by the University of Houston, where he received an MS in microbiology. He lives in Portland, OR, is married and has three children. He enjoys running and skiing. When asked if he likes cooking he said his wife is the star of that show. “But I open the wine and do dishes very well.”

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