The Tasting Panel magazine

December 2012

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Movers & Shakers 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 stafing agency providing both an online job board and executive recruiting services. Visit www. to sign up for the Movers & Shakers newsletter or to report your job move or recent hire. Hilary Scott has been named National Sales Director at Balance Water. She had been Key Account Manager at Nestle Waters North America. George Coates has been named VP & COO at J. Soif, Inc. (Yellow+Blue Wines). He had been Division Vice President at Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. Randy Martinsen has been named Director of Marketing at Grgich Hills Estate. He had been CEO at Budgetworks. Bryan Tilbury has been named California Sales Manager at Casa Dragones. He had been Southern California Area Sales Manager at Titan Wine & Spirits. Stacy Denbow has been named Expansion Manager at Deschutes Brewery. She had been Zone Sales Manager at Deschutes Brewery. Paul Young has been named Director of Sales at Taft Street Winery. He had been Director of Sales at Heck Estates and Kenwood Vineyards. Greg Ellison has been named Director of National Off-Premise Chains at Serrall��s USA. He had been Western Division Director of Chains & National Accounts at Prestige Wine Imports. Jean-Guillaume Prats has been named CEO at Estates and Wines (Mo��t Hennessy). He had been CEO at Ch��teau Cos d���Estournel. Ryan McGinnis has been named Director of Southwestern States at Blackheath Beverage Group. He had been Ketel One Ambassador at MKTG. Al LoSardo has been named Regional Manager NY/CT at Foley Family Wines. He had been Regional Manager MA/CT/RI at Bronco Wine Company. Travis S. Arnesen has been named Marketing Manager at TGIC Importers, Inc. He had been Brand Manager at TGIC Importers. Sommer Meyer has been named Regional Sales Manager AK & HI at Bacardi USA. She had been State Manager HI at Bacardi USA. BevForce Hot Shot Each month we check in with one BevForce Mover & Shaker to provide you with some behind-the-scenes insight on the job search process, the beverage industry���s most innovative companies and the executives who drive them. This month, we chatted with Ryan McGinnis, who was recently named Director of Southwestern States at Blackheath Beverage Group. He was previously Ketel One Ambassador at MKTG. T.P How would you de���ne Blackheath Beverage Group���s culture and what .: attracted you to it? R.M.: Blackheath Beverage Group���s culture is a team that is committed to selling amazing brands and providing excellent customer service to our accounts. It���s exciting to work with a group of people who are so dedicated to the industry. T.P What advice would you give to job seekers looking for their next role? .: R.M.: Deinitely be yourself. Everyone has their own sales style and it takes multiple types to make a strong team. Know your customers, know your brands, and everything else comes together. T.P If you weren���t sipping an Atlantico, you would be drinking . . . .: R.M.: A rye Sazerac���so delicious! 130 / the tasting panel / december 2012

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