North American Spirits & Wine Brokerage Promotes Nick Grieder to Vice President, General Sales Manager, Virginia and West Virginia

Feb 03, 2016, 12:00 ET from Southern Wine & Spirits

MIAMI, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- North American Spirits & Wine Brokerage (NASWB) of Virginia, a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)—the nation's leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 markets—today announced the promotion of Nick Grieder to Vice President, General Sales Manager, NASWB, Virginia and West Virginia.

"I'm extremely pleased to have Nick join the NASWB-East Control division in the critical role of Vice President, General Sales Manager for Virginia and West Virginia," said Kirt Clemens, Senior Vice President-East Control, NASWB. "On behalf of the entire Southern organization, I would like to congratulate Nick on his new role. I'm confident that his appointment will bring added strength, focus and experience to the Virginia and West Virginia teams."

Previously, Grieder served as Director of Sales for NASWB in Iowa. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the NASWB Virginia and West Virginia teams to drive key priorities from our supplier partners and develop strategic initiatives to increase both volume and value growth in both markets. Grieder's career spans more than 16 years in the beverage industry, including as Sales Director, Iowa for NASWB overseeing the Diageo and Moët Hennessy USA portfolios since 2011. Additionally, prior to NASWB, he held various sales and marketing roles within Glazer's of Iowa.

"I am excited for Nick in this new opportunity," said Pete Hammer, Senior Vice President-West Control, NASWB.  "Nick has done an exemplary job leading the Iowa market to great success over the last four and a half years and I am certain he will add value to the teams in Virginia and West Virginia."

"I am very pleased that Nick will be taking on this extremely important role and building on his experience and successful track record of delivering results, team building and leadership and building on the long history of success in Virginia and West Virginia," said Bob Swartz, Executive Vice President, General Manager of NASWB.

"I am deeply honored to lead the great NASWB team in the Virginia and West Virginia markets," said Grieder. "I am very much looking forward to providing best-in-class service to both our supplier partners and our customers."

Grieder will relocate from Des Moines, Iowa to Richmond, Va. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from the University of Northern Iowa.

About Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is the nation's largest wine and spirits distributor and broker with operations in 35 markets. The multi-state distributor currently operates in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. Southern also holds operating licenses and permits in Nebraska and Texas. On a national basis, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. employs more than 14,000 team members. Southern urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve and enjoy its products responsibly.

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