MIAMI and DALLAS, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC ("Southern Glazer's")—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—today announced the appointment of Richard Crossland to Executive Vice President, General Manager of Indiana. Crossland will report to Mike McLaughlin, Central Region President for Southern Glazer's.
Crossland is an industry veteran with more than 33 years in the beverage industry, including 16 years at the former Southern Wine & Spirits in varying leadership roles. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, General Manager for Southern of Colorado. He will now be based in Indianapolis to lead the integration of Southern Glazer's of Indiana into one business.
Commenting on this appointment, Brad Vassar, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer said, "Richard is a proven leader and is well suited to bring the former Southern and Glazer's companies together into one, great team."
"Richard is well equipped to lead the state of Indiana for Southern Glazer's while ensuring consistency and continuity of service for our customers and strategic suppliers throughout the state," said McLaughlin. "As a result of the recent combination between Southern and Glazer's, we are confident that the exemplary skills and long experience of the leaders we have in place in Indiana will continue to strengthen our sales and commercial strategy efforts in the state."
Reporting to Crossland includes:
Keith Petrauskas, Vice President, General Sales Manager, Indiana. Petrauskas most recently served as Region President for Glazer's in Indiana.
Art Salvi, Vice President, General Sales Manager, Indiana. Salvi most recently served as Vice President, General Manager for Southern Wine & Spirits in Indiana.
"I am thrilled to be working with Keith and Art to continue to build upon our world-class organization as Southern Glazer's in Indiana," said Crossland. "We are committed to adding value every day to every account to ensure that we continue to exceed expectations as the go-to team for our valued customers and suppliers."
About Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC
Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC is North America's largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members.
Southern Glazer's urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly.
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