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Hess Family Wine Estates Announces Executive Team Restructure

with the appointments of Timothy Persson as Chairman and John Grant as President and CEO
by press release
April 03, 2018

Hess Family Wine Estates, a family-owned, fifth-generation company with a deep commitment to responsible agricultural and business practices announced today that Timothy Persson will assume the role of Chairman and that John Grant has been appointed President and CEO.

Stepping away from his day-to-day management of the company as former CEO, Timothy Persson in his role as Proprietor and Chairman will focus on building strategic relationships with key accounts both in the U.S. and abroad while searching for potential acquisitions to further build Hess Family Wine Estates luxury credentials. Persson will be responsible for ensuring the Hess Family Wine Estates Board of Directors and Trustee are kept abreast of the company’s business direction and future vision.

In his new role as President and CEO, John Grant moves from his prior position as COO to assume the daily management of Hess Family Wine Estates accountable for the commercial front of house and production activities back of house in addition to unlocking the company’s annual business potential.

Commenting on John Grant’s appointment, Timothy Persson, Proprietor and Chairman of Hess Family Wine Estates stated: “John has spent the last four years driving process, retooling our route to market and lifting our game overall. It gives me great pleasure to congratulate John. His transition will be seamless. “

John Grant will continue to report to Timothy Persson.

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