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Glazer's Appoints Shawn Thurman as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing

Posted on January 22, 2010

Glazer’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bennett Glazer announced that Shawn Thurman has been appointed Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing. Thurman will have total responsibility for Glazer’s top line performance in its 11 states. Glazer’s State Presidents will report into Thurman, as will Glazer’s On and Off-Premise Corporate Account teams.

Shawn Thurman is a 30 year veteran of the beverage distribution business. He is currently Executive Vice President for Alliance Beverage Distributing Company in Arizona where he has enjoyed great success for the last seven years. Thurman has worked for Glazer’s for 28 years in a variety of management and leadership roles, including Louisiana State President, Vice President Business Development, Arizona’s VP Sales and Marketing, and Branch Manager roles in El Paso and Little Rock. Thurman earned a Bachelor’s degree from WestTexasStateUniversity.

Commenting on Thurman’s appointment, Bennett Glazer said, “We are very excited that Shawn has accepted this newly created role as our EVP Sales and Marketing. We believe that Shawn is one of the industry’s most talented distributor executives, and his ability to lead senior managers and to work with our suppliers and customers to drive performance and brand building will enable Glazer’s to enhance its industry leadership position. It is great to have Shawn joining us in the corporate office at Glazer’s.”

Glazer’s President Jerry Cargill said, “We believe that today’s appointments and promotions are indicative of Glazer’s commitment to fast paced growth and industry leadership. We are proud of the people who have been put into these senior roles, as it demonstrates our ability to develop talent and to secure the best talent in the industry.”

Glazer’s currently operates in 11 states, and is one of the nation’s largest distributors of wine, spirits and malt products. The company has operations in Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. For more information, visit

Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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