Lodi, California December 20, 2016 – Effective immediately. Oak Ridge Winery (ORW), Lodi’s oldest operating winery & one of California’s fastest growing wine companies, has announced key appointments to its National Sales Team.
Stephen Bei has been appointed to Vice President, National Sales overseeing the company’s rapidly growing U.S. sales. Bei has over fifteen years of wine industry experience with such companies as Southern Wine & Spirits, Beringer Blass, and Don Sebastiani & Sons. Bei came to ORW in March of 2013 and has been essential to the exponential growth and development of the company. Reporting to Bei will be three Division Managers.
John White has been appointed to Central Division Manager. John White has been with ORW since 2013 has been an integral part of the company’s success, driving double-digit growth throughout the Rocky Mountain Region states.
Keith Auerbach has been appointed to West Division Manager. Auerbach has nearly 20 years experience in the industry, most recently having worked for the Wine Group. Keith has been successfully managing ORW’s highest-volume state, California, for the company since 2014.
Janna Tonahill has been named Director of National Accounts. Tonahill was hired on in 2016 as the Northwest Area Manager having come most recently from Rainier Wine in Washington. Janna moves into her role with proven past success in the National Account channel.
“The commitment and dedication of these individuals have been an integral piece to Oak Ridge Winery’s explosive growth.” according to Marc Lohnes, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “We are excited to be able to start 2017 with a fully staffed team of experienced sales professionals eager to spread the Oak Ridge story.”
Oak Ridge Winery is a fifth generation, family-owned and operated winery, with vineyard holdings in the Lodi region of California. The company has been experiencing explosive growth over the past five years in its case goods sales driven in large part by its flagship brand, OZV. OZV Zinfandel is a top five Zinfandel nationally, according to AC Nielsen.
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