2014

Southern Wine & Spirits of California Announces New Senior Management Appointments: Steve Slater Named Vice President, General Sales Manager

Southern Wine & Spirits of California - Southern California

and

Steve Harden Named Vice President, General Sales Manager of

Southern Wine & Spirits Northern California

and

Brian Bousley Named Vice President, General Sales Manager of

Pacific Wine & Spirits of California



    CERRITOS, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ted Simpkins, Executive Vice
 President, General Manager for Southern Wine & Spirits of California, has
 announced the following appointments in the state of California: Mr. Steve
 Slater, a 16-year employee of Southern, was named Vice President, General
 Sales Manager for Southern Wine & Spirits of Southern California.  Mr. Slater
 previously served as Vice President, General Sales Manager of Pacific Wine &
 Spirits of California, a wholly owned division of Southern Wine & Spirits of
 California.
     Regarding Mr. Slater's promotion, Mr. Simpkins said: "We are delighted
 that Steve is taking on these new responsibilities.  His long tenure at our
 Company has prepared him well for the challenges and opportunities ahead."
 Mr. Simpkins noted that Mr. Slater will report to Mr. Brad Vassar, who is
 General Manager -- Southern California of Southern Wine & Spirits of
 California.
     Mr. Simpkins also announced that Steve Harden's responsibility as Vice
 President, General Sales Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Northern
 California will be expanded to include responsibility for the Northern
 California chain business.  Of this appointment, Mr. Simpkins said: "Steve's
 more than 15 years of service at Southern, hard work, dedication and strong
 leadership skills combined with his knowledge of the marketplace will serve
 him well in his new responsibilities."  Mr. Harden will report to Mr. Jack
 Brennan, General Manager -- Northern California of Southern Wine & Spirits of
 California.
     In addition, Mr. Simpkins announced that Brian Bousley, who formerly
 served as a Regional Sales Director for Diageo North America, will assume Mr.
 Slater's responsibilities as Vice President, General Sales Manager of Pacific
 Wine & Spirits of California.  Mr. Simpkins said, "Brian brings years of
 supplier-based experience to our organization, and we are happy to have him as
 an addition to our leadership team here in California."  Mr. Bousley will
 report to Mr. Brad Vassar, General Manager -- Southern California of Southern
 Wine & Spirits of California.
     Mr. Simpkins said: "These promotions, effective August 1, 2004, are
 designed not only to maintain, but also to continue Southern Wine & Spirits of
 California's tradition of having the most talented and experienced management
 team to serve the needs of both our customers and supplier partners."
 
 
 
     Southern Wine & Spirits of California is the largest distributor of wines
 and spirits in California and currently operates in Cerritos and Union City,
 employing more 2,500 people throughout the state.
     Southern Wine & Spirits of California is a wholly owned division of
 Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., which, besides California, operates
 in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico,
 Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
 
 

SOURCE Southern Wine & Spirits of California

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