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ANW Takes a Hyperlocal Approach to Distribution in Oregon with Expansion of its Management Team

Posted on April 01, 2021

American Northwest Distributors, Oregon is shifting in its approach to Northwest market with the addition of Chain and Portfolio managers that will be based in Portland, Oregon.

"Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that building meaningful connections with customers and suppliers is paramount to our success. While the industry trend is to consolidate, automate and digitize, we continue to build personal relationships between our growers, distillers and customers" - comments Anton F. Wright, CEO.

Shawn Simons will be joining in the role of Oregon Chain Manager. As an industry veteran, Mr. Simons brings a wealth of experience with his nearly 30 years of managing diverse brands, including Pernod Ricard, Copper Cane and others. Shawn will handle all national and regional chains that are based in Oregon.

The Portfolio Manager position will be handled by Charlie Kercheval, a veteran of ANW Oregon and a person familiar with the inner workings of the company. Ms.Kercheval has deep roots in the Oregon Wine Industry and brings a thoughtful and professional approach.

“Since joining ANW Oregon in 2018, Ms. Kercheval has brought precision to every role she has held. Charlie’s integrated wine knowledge combined with a direct approach and consistent drive for professional excellence makes her the ideal personality to manage our Portfolio.” - says Nels Becker, Vice President of Sales, Oregon.

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Region: Oregon
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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