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Fran├žois Guillaume Named President of Guillaume Grapevine Nursery

Posted on March 07, 2016

Guillaume Grapevine Nursery (GGN) has announced the appointment of François Guillaume as president of Guillaume Grapevine Nursery, effective February 1, 2016. GGN is the California subsidiary of the well-known Pepinières Guillaume, located in Charcenne, France.

François holds a PhD in agronomy, has a strong background in oenology, and is a specialist in grapevine production. After spending one year working in Guillaume's Chilean subsidiary, François has spent the last three years in California, in charge of Guillaume Grapevine Nursery, where he has increased quality standards and implementation and improved productivity.

In California, GGN's proprietary clones, Entav, and its 2010 protocol have been become the industry's trusted standard. The demand for these fast growing, high quality vines led to the need for reinforcing the Californian management and sales team. As the new president of GGN, Francois will manage production and provide support for all Californian activities for the Guillaume Group.

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About Guillaume Group

Guillaume Group has a worldwide reputation for high quality grapevine production, with more than 120 years of commitment to uncompromised quality and continued innovation. Its origin goes back to 1895, when the Franche-Comté region had to rebuild its vineyards following the Phylloxera crisis. Albert Guillaume began grafting vines, setting up a nursery that sold planting material in several wine-producing regions of France. His knowledge and experience has been passed on from one generation to the next as the company has continued to evolve and develop, earning a name and ongoing recognition in the worldwide grapevine industry. Following its expansion to South America, in 2008 Guillaume Company set up a subsidiary in the United States, Guillaume Grapevine Nursery, in order to work with North American grape growers, providing top-quality material well-recognized experience.

Region: North America
Job Function: President/Owner/GM

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