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M.A. Silva Chief Operating Officer Michael Riel Ranked in Top Forty Under 40

Posted on March 21, 2012

M.A. Silva USA's Chief Operating Officer Michael Riel has been selected as a Top Forty under 40 by the Northbay Business Journal. This distinction is selected every year after a series of nominations and a survey. There were over 100 nominations made this year.

"Michael's leadership and management style are a true asset to M. A. Silva," said Neil Foster, President of M.A. Silva USA. "His leadership by example empowers employees to reach their goals, while developing a dynamic organization with an extremely positive environment."

Riel came to M.A. Silva after working for Paul Hobbs Winery as the General Manager. Prior to working in the wine industry he co-founded a technology start-up in the Silicon Valley. "I always felt it was my greatest achievement to build and lead high performance teams that enjoy what they are doing," said Riel.

About M.A. Silva USA: Based in Sonoma County California, M.A. Silva USA is a leading manufacturer of premium natural corks, glass and packaging for North American markets. Its quality-assurance program ensures unmatched visual, mechanical and sensory characteristics of its products. M.A. Silva USA operates on 100% solar power and is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly operations. For more information about M.A. Silva USA visit or call 877-689-7676.

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