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Beverage Media
August 2013
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QUINTESSENTIAL
Quintessential has hired
B.J.
Valencia
as Vice President,
Sales for the Eastern U.S., re-
sponsible for managing the
company’s sales personnel and
brokers, interfacing with dis-
tributor management and cre-
ating sales plans in 29 states in-
cluding New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania,
Connecticut,
Virginia and Massachusetts.
LAPOSTOLLE
The House of Marnier Lapos-
tolle has appointed
Charles
de Bournet
Marnier Lapos-
tolle CEO of Lapostolle S.A.
De Bournet represents the
seventh generation of the
Marnier Lapostolle family
and now oversees all business,
marketing and administrative
functions at Lapostolle. La-
postolle co-founder Alexandra
Marnier Lapostolle will con-
tinue her duties as Chairman,
supervising the winemaking
process, as Charles takes over
general management and con-
tinues to oversee production of
Kappa Pisco in Chile.
PERNOD RICARD USA
Pernod Ricard USA has
named
Jim Green
as VP,
Commercial and Channel
Strategy, responsible for de-
veloping the company’s next
generation distributor model,
sales structure and overall
route to market. He also leads
commercial integration of new
partnerships and acquisitions.
Previously, Green was VP, Na-
tional Customer Solutions and
Activation with PRUSA.
STOLI GROUP USA
Stoli Group USA has made
several recent appointments.
Michael Misiorski
joins as
CFO/SVP of Finance, respon-
sible for leading financial ac-
tivities for Stoli Group USA
out of the New York office.
Tom Schlachtenhaufen
is now
SVP of Sales, reporting to CEO
John Esposito.
Mark Corcoran
is now VP National On-Prem-
ise Accounts–East, reporting to
Tom Schlachtenhaufen.
DISCUS
Gerry Ruvo
, Chairman &
CEOof Campari America, has
been elected Chairman of the
Distilled Spirits Council of
the United States (DISCUS).
He began his term June 30
th
.
“I look forward to working
with the Board and staff to
continue DISCUS’ leadership
in the fight against higher
taxes; to expand market
access and modernization and
to promote responsibility and
moderation,” said Ruvo.
WINEBOW
Winebow Inc. has promoted
Richard Driscoll
to EVP of
the Winebow’s wholesale di-
vision. He oversees the entire
wholesale business in New
Jersey, New York, Connecti-
cut, Illinois, Massachusetts,
Pennsylvania, Washington,
DC and Montgomery County,
MD. Winebow has also named
Peter Ruggie
as SVP of whole-
sale, reporting to Driscoll.
Most recently, he was the GM
for Liberty Wine Selection,
where he oversaw whole-
sale operations for Metro
New York.
BANFI VINTNERS
Banfi Vintners has promoted
Juan Vega
to the role of
VP of Sales and Marketing.
He reports to the co-CEOs
of Banfi and remains in his
current position as head
of sales for the Excelsior
Sales division and has been
working closely with VP and
GM for Sales and Marketing
Charles Andrews to take on
additional responsibilities for
the Banfi sales division and
have a collaborative transfer
of projects.
ANCHOR DISTILLING
Anchor Distilling Company
has appointed
Alan Kropf
as director education. In this
role, he oversees educational
strategy for the more than
300 craft spirits that make
up the Anchor Distilling
portfolio. Previously, Kropf
worked as a sommelier at
top properties and founded
Mutineer
magazine back in
2007, serving as Editor in
Chief until 2012.
Richard Driscoll
Peter Ruggie
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