USA: Beer Wholesale Veteran Robert Wilson Joins BevAccess.com as Director of Beer Industry Development
Wilson joins the BevAccess.com management team, which already brings together top professionals and "best practices" from the beverage alcohol industry and other complementary industries. In his new role at BevAccess.com, Wilson will work closely with brewers, wholesalers and retailers to identify opportunities that will support their existing systems with technological advancements and innovative solutions. These efforts will work toward improving time-to-sell, merchandising and delivery service for existing and potential clients. He will also be responsible for marketing BevAccess.com's services and products to the continuously evolving beer industry.
Wilson, an advocate of technological advancement in the beer industry, has played a key role in educating the national network of Anheuser-Busch wholesalers and the National Beer Wholesaler's Association (NBWA) about the benefits of e-commerce in distribution networks. Elected to the NBWA's Beer Industry Electronic Commerce Coalition (BIECC), a ten member committee established to direct the beer industry's e-commerce initiatives, Wilson was one of two non-principle wholesaler representatives to sit on the committee and be in the unique position to evaluate all e-procurement solutions in the marketplace. Coupled with his extensive computer science education and industry-specific sales expertise, Wilson provides BevAccess.com with the needed value to enhance business for the beer wholesaler and buyer.
"We are thrilled to welcome Bob to the team. His demonstration of leadership and excellence in the wholesale beer industry will bring BevAccess.com a wealth of opportunities and experience," says Derek Bromley, Founder and co-CEO of BevAccess.com. "As we considered the growth of our online service in the beer category, we searched for a professional who could not only help us develop the business, but someone who would also embrace our vision. We're confident that Bob is that person."
"It is with great anticipation and enthusiasm that I join BevAccess.com as we move the beverage alcohol industry forward technologically. This is an excellent opportunity to marry the experiences I've had in the beer industry with BevAccess.com's vision for a more efficient supply chain," comments Wilson. "The Internet is increasingly becoming the most important medium for the buying and selling of products and services, and we have a unique opportunity to reach audiences around the world as we develop our online beer distribution service."
Wilson's career began in 1985 when he joined Hoffman Beverage, an Anheuser-Busch wholesaler located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was promoted to Sales Team Leader in 1988, to General Sales Manager in 1991 and then to Business Manager in 1996. During his 15-year career at Hoffman Beverage, Wilson has been recognized for his team leadership and contributions of increasing company sales by more than 20%, implementing a total quality management program with a review of every business process, developing new routing strategies which resulted in significant financial savings for the company, while improving time-to-sell, and increasing Budweiser family volume and distribution.
Wilson is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a B.A. in Business Administration and Computer Science and is a former board member of the Beer Industry Electronic Commerce Coalition (BIECC).
BevAccess.com, founded in 1997 by former wholesale buyers Derek Bromley and Greg Ahnert, is the first online Industry Exchange for the beverage alcohol trade, which provides wholesale buyers and sellers with fast, easy centralized ordering, detailed information, and highly targeted advertising. BevAccess.com already represents the industry's leading buyers, wholesalers and suppliers and provides them with proprietary e-commerce technology that dramatically increases operational efficiency and provides immediate financial reward. For more information visit the company's Web site or call 877-LINK BEV.
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