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June 2016

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28  /  the tasting panel  /  june 2016 A s the beverage industry's largest career network, BevForce knows who's coming and who's going at the leading global beverage companies. BevForce is the only beverage industry staffing agency providing both an online job board and executive recruiting services. Visit to sign up for the Movers & Shakers newsletter or to report your job move or recent hire. Brian Collatos has been named Eastern Regional Sales Manager at Uinta Brewery. He had been National Sales Manager at Innis & Gunn USA. Will Minderhout has been named Northwest Sales Manager at Ordnance Brewing. He had been Oregon Sales Manager at Reverend Nat's Hard Cider. Héctor Hernández has been named USA Commercial Director at Compañia Tequilera de Arandas. He had been Vice President of Sales & Operations at Empresario Brands/Z Tequila. Christine Barlow has been named NJ State Manager at Tri-Vin Imports. She had been Region Manager, NJ at Pernod Ricard. Brandon Watts has been named Director of Sales and Operations at Gold Buckle Brewing (Durango Brewing & Joseph James Brewing). He had been Regional Market Manager at Founders Brewing Co. Jeffrey Greenstein has been named NY/CT Market Manager at Camus. He had been Eastern Regional Manager at Kanon Organic Vodka. John Harford has been named Midwest Regional Sales Manager at Evaton (Sogrape USA). He had been a Sales Representative at Signature Wine & Spirits of Illinois. Justin Benincasa has been named Northeast Regional Manager at LiDestri Spirits. He had been Distributor Manager at Excelsior Wines–A Banfi Vintners & Concha y Toro Affiliate. Noah Rothbaum has been named Chief Cocktail Correspondent at The Daily Beast, Red Label. He is a nationally renowned cocktail expert and author of The Art of American Whiskey. Movers & Shakers CAREER CORNER Survive the Summer Job Hunt Plan out your attack: Make a list of all the things you want in your next position, and one of target companies that can provide it! Sign up for job alerts and follow compa- nies of interest online, so you are aware of relevant opportunities as they appear. Re-connect: Summer is a great time (or excuse) to meet-up with former colleagues and industry friends over a drink or meal (rooftop cocktails, anyone?) before the hiring season starts in earnest in the fall. (Let them know you are on the hunt!) Make an effort to swing by beverage industry networking events, alumni group activities and company happy hours so you, and your career search, are top of mind come September. Embrace change: Job titles do not necessarily mean the same thing in every orga- nization, especially when it comes to marketing or business development. Go into interviews with an open mind. New jobs opportunities may not be like your last role or current position, but aren't you looking for a reason to shake things up? Change is the only constant—embrace it! Find a mentor: Whether you are considering a complete career change or an inter- industry move—e.g., beer to liquor—be proactive and find a seasoned professional in your desired role to help you successfully navigate a transition. An industry mentor can help identify resume strengths, initiate important introductions and offer insights on what steps you may need to take to land that dream role. Kicking off a job hunt this summer? Tap into BevForce at or email for more information.

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