LODI, Calif., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vice President of Sales and Marketing Melissa Phillips Stroud has announced that effective immediately Tom Schmitz has been promoted to National Sales Manager at Michael David Winery. Tom has been with the winery for close to a decade where he previously held the title of Midwest Divisional Manager.
Having been in the wine and spirits industry for over 20 years, Tom began his career in 1995 where he joined Peerless Importers in Brooklyn, NY. It wasn't until an opportunity arose that brought Tom back to his hometown of Chicago where he took a position with Union Beverage Company. After 12 years, Tom looked for a new challenge and it just so happened that Michael David Winery was looking to expand in the Midwest. He took the position of District Manager in 2008 and hasn't looked back. Tom still resides in the Chicagoland area alongside his wife Michelle.
"Tom has been a staple at the winery for many years, and he has proven himself time and time again. As the winery has grown, so has he and we couldn't be happier for him. We're confident sales is under strong leadership and we will continue to have great success," says Melissa Phillips Stroud.
Michael David Winery is owned by brothers Michael and David Phillips, who have built their Lodi winery into one of the fastest growing wineries in the United States. The Phillips brothers released their first commercial wine in 1984 under the Phillips Vineyards label after years of growing grapes for other wineries. Now celebrating more than 30 years as a bonded winery, Michael and David have over 800 acres of vineyards in Lodi. They pride themselves on their meticulous farming practices and sustainable wine grape growing, which result in superior quality in the bottle. Their hard work has paid off as the wines regularly take top awards and recognition nationwide. Michael David Winery is located one mile east of Interstate 5 on Highway 12 in Lodi, California. For additional information, call 209-368-7384 or visit the web site at www.michaeldavidwinery.com.
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