LAKE BLUFF, Ill., May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Artisan Spirits is pleased to announce the appointment of David Ballew as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the success of the joint venture recently formed by Terlato Artisan Spirits and Distell USA.
David brings more than 30 years of experience in the beverage industry, most recently as senior vice president of sales for the Diageo Moët Hennessy portfolio at Glazer's Inc., in Dallas, TX. Before joining the distributor side of the business, he started the national off-premise chain sales team at Moet Hennessy USA, where he also ran sales for the Southwest region and Florida. He began his career in wine, working in sales at Gallo, Heublein and Trinchero.
"David is a solid industry veteran," said Bill Terlato, President and CEO of Terlato Wine Group. "He understands the luxury tier from a 360-degree perspective – sales, marketing, distribution and operations – and he has proven himself a successful leader who knows how to generate results. We're excited to have him lead our team to grow TD Artisan Spirits into a powerhouse in luxury craft spirits."
In his new role, David will work alongside Dave Lane, president and COO of Terlato Wines, driving sales, marketing and operations of the TD Artisan Spirits portfolio throughout the country. TD Artisan Spirits currently includes 19 brands from nine countries, and has a marketing and sales team of 21 people.
"This is a great next step for me," said David. "Building a robust luxury spirits business for a company like Terlato that has a decades-long track record of success in the luxury wine industry is an exciting prospect. Already, the TD Artisan Spirits portfolio is impressive with best in class products in each category. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get started."
The TD Artisan Spirits portfolio is comprised of 19 brands from nine countries, including : Adelphi Selections Scotch (Scotland), Amarula Cream Liqueur (South Africa), Angostura Rum and Amaro (Trinidad and Tobago), Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky (South Africa), Bisquit Cognac (France), Bunnahabhain Scotch Whisky (Scotland), Deanston Scotch Whisky (Scotland), Don Pancho Origenes Rum (Panama), Nonino Amaro and Grappa (Italy), Gordon Graham's Black Bottle Blended Whisky (Scotland), Heartland Prohibition Gin (U.S.), Langley's No. 8 Gin (England); Ledaig Scotch Whisky (Scotland), Marnier XO Cognac (France), Riazul Tequila (Mexico), Scottish Leader Scotch Whisky (Scotland), Tigre Blanc Vodka (France), Tiramisu Liqueur (Italy), and Tobermory Scotch Whisky (Scotland).
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SOURCE Terlato Wines