Doug Hengehold has been named Director, Sales and Business Development at The Winery Exchange in Novato. Winery Exchange is the only full-service, value-added, corporate brand beverage alcohol company which sources beer, wine and spirits from the finest regions worldwide. The placement was made by The Cypress Group, an executive recruiting firm based in St. Helena.
A native of Sonoma, Hengehold graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. Most recently he was Vice President, Channel Development, at Rodney Strong Wine Estates in Healdsburg.
At Winery Exchange he will play a key sales role in building private label programs in the retail tier. “We’re excited to have Doug join our sales team and we look forward to Doug expanding our wine, beer and spirits business with on-premise and chain accounts,” said COO Oliver Colvin, in making the announcement of Hengehold’s new position.
Hengehold lives with his wife and children in Sonoma, CA.
Winery Exchange was founded in 1999 and has regional sales offices around the United States and in the United Kingdom and Spain. The company combines extensive industry expertise with cutting-edge business practices. Winery Exchange’s corporate customers include Supervalu, Kroger, Safeway, Sam’s Club, Tesco, Fresh & Easy, Costco, Morrison’s, Aldi, Cost Plus World Market, Trader Joe’s, Delhazie Group and Winn-Dixie. Winery Exchange supplies over 325 different products to retailers and consumers globally and produces products in 22 countries on 5 different continents.
The Cypress Group (cypress-grp.com) is a forward-thinking wine industry executive search firm based in St. Helena which differentiates itself with strategic planning, impeccable client service and an exclusive focus on key leadership positions. Founded in 1989, The Cypress Group optimizes their clients’ competitive positioning with world-class talent. The Cypress Group encourages wine industry management personnel to sign up for its free Comic Relief mini-newsletter at http://www.cypress-grp.com/comic-relief/ .