Bob Torkelson appointed President and CEO at Trinchero Family Estates
Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) announced the appointment of Bob Torkelson to President and CEO, effective immediately. Torkelson will be taking over leadership of the company from Roger Trinchero who is retiring from the role of CEO but will still remain as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Bob Torkelson, previously TFE’s President and COO, has been has been instrumental in growing the business that is now the second largest family-owned wine business in the United States.
Roger Trinchero originally hired Torkelson in December of 1996 as Vice President of Sales in the Central Division, based in Chicago, Ilinois. In 2004, Torkelson was promoted to President of Trinchero Family Estates and has resided in Napa with his family since that time.
Roger commented, “I’m tremendously proud of what we’ve achieved as a family-owned and operated business since my parents founded Sutter Home winery over 70 years ago. Now it’s time for me to step aside and hand the reins to someone who has not only gained our family’s trust, but the individual who I believe is most responsible for our company’s success over the last 13 years. I’m confident that choosing Bob Torkelson to captain our ship towards our family’s vision is the best decision we can make, and I look forward to seeing the continued success of the organization under his leadership.”