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Beverage Media
July 2013
appointments
FREDERICK WILDMAN
New York based importer
and distributor Frederick
Wildman & Sons has made
several personnel changes.
Martin Sinkoff
has been
named Director of Market-
ing, leading four brand man-
agers covering the entire
Frederick Wildman port-
folio.
Caterina Hausmann
has been promoted to Senior
Brand Manager, in charge
of the Spanish and Ital-
ian portfolios. In regional
changes,
Robert Tedder
has
been promoted to Direc-
tor of Regional Accounts -
Northern Division.
DOMAINE SELECT
WINE ESTATES
Domaine Select Wine Es-
tates has appointed
Francesco
Giovannetti
as Director of
Strategic Sales and Branding.
Giovannetti joined DSWE
as Portfolio & Key Account
Development Specialist in
2012. In his new role, he con-
tinues to report to Founder &
CEO Paolo Domeneghetti and
works directly with EVP Joseph
LoSardo regarding sales plan-
ning and execution for the port-
folio on a national level. Prior
to joining DSWE, Giovannetti
was New York State Sales Man-
ager at Palm Bay Imports, in
charge of Vinvino and the port-
folio in the on-premise division
of SWS of NY.
VAN GOGH IMPORTS
Van Gogh Imports has ap-
pointed
Steve Ackerman
to
the newly created position of
National Sales Manager, Vice
President. Ackerman first
joined Van Gogh Imports in
2007 as the Eastern Division
Manager. In his new role, he
oversees the sales team and
calls on distributor partners
around the country delivering
key messaging of the company’s
goals while ensuring their needs
are met. He reports to Jonathan
Bleiberg, President and COO.
PATRÓN SPIRITS
Dave Wilson
has joined Patrón
Spirits as President of Interna-
tional Operations and Global
COO. He reports to President
and CEO Ed Brown, responsible
for day-to-day worldwide op-
erations and management of the
company. Wilson joined Patrón
Spirits from Brandmuscle, where
he served the past seven years
as president of the company’s
beverage alcohol group.
Paul
Rothenberg
has been named
Vice President, On-Premise
National Accounts. He leads
Patrón’s national on-premise
team, working closely with the
company’s U.S. distributor part-
ners and national restaurant, bar,
hotel and concession accounts.
OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE
Ol e Smo k y Mo on s h i n e
has named
John Cochran
as CEO. He most recently
served as CEO of AquaHy-
drate. Prior to his work with
that joint venture between
Mark Wahlberg and Sean
Combs, he was CEO of Pabst
Brewing Company, revital-
izing the company’s marquee
brand, Pabst Blue Ribbon.
HESSCOLLECTIONWINERY
The Hess Collection Winery
has appointed
Sarah Pearson
as Director of Marketing, re-
porting to CMO Derek Brom-
ley. Pearson’s focus is The Hess
Collection Winery and Hess
Family Wine Estates wineries
Artezin, MacPhail and Se-
quana. She also contributes
to domestic marketing efforts
for Hess Family wineries Glen
Carlou, Peter Lehmann, Co-
lomé and Amalaya. Prior to
this position, she was a Brand
Manager of Innovation at Con-
stellation Brands.
Martin Sinkoff
Dave Wilson
Paul Rothenberg
Caterina Hausmann
Robert Tedder
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