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M.S. Walker Welcomes Peter Ruggie as General Manager of New York & New Jersey Operation

Posted on December 04, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – M.S. Walker has appointed Peter Ruggie as General Manager of the Company’s growing wholesale distribution operation in New York and New Jersey, reporting directly to Jeffrey Allen, who has been named Chief Operating Officer NY/NJ. Ruggie brings 25 years of management and operations experience, most recently serving as General Manager of Martin Scott Wines NY/NJ.

Working directly with M.S. Walker’s management team, Peter will support business plan execution and the division’s operational activities as the company continues its significant growth in these dynamic markets. Peter will develop and enhance key supplier relationships, oversee the brand management department as well as compliance and logistics protocol.

“We are thrilled to welcome Peter to the M.S. Walker Family. Peter is a highly skilled, experienced and dynamic leader who fits perfectly within our culture,” says Jeffrey Allen, COO of M.S. Walker NY/NJ. “As we continue to expand our business in New York and New Jersey, he will play a critical role in growing our footprint while providing top class service to our supplier partners and customers, alike.”

Ruggie laid the foundation for his successful wine sales career by working with top growers in Napa Valley before settling into his first outside sales role with Clos Du Val. He brings a plethora of wine and spirits sales and management expertise gained during his work on the supplier side of the business with Kendall Jackson and later Niebaum Coppola as northeast regional manager. Peter also worked the wholesale side of the business as General Manager of the Liberty Wine Group New York before being tapped to become SVP of The Winebow Group wholesale overseeing operations in 8 states.

Currently residing in Brooklyn Heights with wife, Elizabeth, and his two children, Peter enjoys golf, skiing, ice hockey, cooking and gardening in his free time.NEW YORK, NY – M.S. Walker has recently appointed Peter Ruggie as General Manager of the Company’s growing wholesale distribution operation in New York and New Jersey, reporting directly to Jeffrey Allen, who has been named Chief Operating Officer NY/NJ. Ruggie brings 25 years of management and operations experience, most recently serving as General Manager of Martin Scott Wines NY/NJ.

Region: New York
Job Function: General Magnager

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