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Jordan Vineyard & Winery announces key sales management appointments

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery announces key sales management appointments

Submitted By: Lisa Mattson, August 05, 2011
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (August 1, 2011) – Jordan Vineyard & Winery is pleased to announce several personnel changes in its sales department, aimed to bolster the family-owned winery’s progressive sales and trade marketing initiatives.

Chris Avery (pictured) has been promoted to National Sales Director, effective June 2011. Jordan's Midwest Regional Sales Director since 2007, Avery brings eight years of experience in wine distribution and restaurant management to the position. He will manage executive relationships with wholesalers and oversee the winery’s team of regional sales directors and sales support staff. Avery is based in Colorado and continues to manage that state’s sales.

Emmanuel Padilla joined Jordan as Southeast Regional Sales Director in early July. Most recently District Manager for Republic National Distributing Company in Atlanta, Padilla brings nearly 13 years of experience in wine distribution and restaurant management to the position. His territory includes the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. He is based in Florida.

Brad Butcher has been appointed to the position of Midwest Regional Sales Director, effective August 1. Most recently Brand Manager for Southern Wine & Spirits in Chicago, Butcher brings more than 16 years of experience in wine distribution and restaurant management to the position. Butcher will oversee sales for the following states: Arizona, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. He is based in Chicago.

Crystal Reynolds has been promoted to Sales Coordinator, effective June 30. She most recently served as Brand Imaging Coordinator at Jordan and previously held the position of Administrative Assistant in the Jordan sales department. She will serve as key logistics liaison for Jordan’s four Regional Sales Directors, the National Sales Director and wholesalers, as well as the primary contact for regional sales initiatives and events. Crystal is based at the winery in Healdsburg, Calif.

About Jordan Vineyard & Winery:
Since 1976, the Jordan family has been renowned for its elegant wines, culinary excellence and gracious hospitality. Jordan Vineyard & Winery lies tucked into the hills of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, where the iconic Jordan chateau overlooks 1,400 acres of rolling hills and vineyards with three quarters of the land dedicated to natural habitat. Today, second-generation vintner John Jordan continues to build upon the legacy of his parents, preserving the timeless winemaking qualities of balance, finesse and food affinity. http://www.jordanwinery.com

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