US: Huneeus exec joins Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

By | 6 August 2012

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits has appointed a division VP for its south-west division.

The wine and spirits marketer, which changed its name from WJ Deutsch & Sons earlier this year, has recruited Robert Tremain from Huneeus Vintners to the post. Tremain was national VP of sales and operations at Huneeus.

Details of who he is replacing in the role were not disclosed.

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White Plains, NY – August 3, 2012

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits (Deutsch Family), a leading importer and marketer of 30 award-winning wines and spirits from around the world including [ yellow tail ], Georges Duboeuf, and LICOR 43, announced today the appointment of Robert Tremain as Division Vice President, Southwest Division, reporting directly to Senior Vice President of Sales Wine & Spirits, Tony Kalich. Tremain will be responsible for sales management, financial management, distributor relations, trade marketing and strategic planning for the Southwest Division which includes California, Nevada and Hawaii.  

“Bob has 18 years of sales management experience within the wine and spirits industry and a consistent track record of delivering results by partnering with distributors and customers to build brands.  He will apply his leadership, experience with premium brands and extensive knowledge of the markets in the west to help us accelerate our growth and achieve our strategic objectives” said Kalich.

Tremain holds a Business degree from California State University in Sacramento, CA, and has spent the last two years at Huneeus Vintners as the National Vice President of Sales and Operations. During his tenure, he managed 85 US wholesalers including Southern Wine & Spirits, Republic National Distributing Company and Young’s Market. Prior to his time at Huneeus Vintners, Tremain spent four years at Terlato Wines International serving in a variety of positions including Vice President of National Accounts and Director of Sales. Prior to that Bob worked at Vincor USA and Trinchero Family Estates.

“Deutsch Family is a leader in the industry and I am thrilled to join this highly professional team and family culture,” stated Tremain. “I look forward to helping the Southwest Division and our distributors lead Deutsch’s growth with creative ideas and outstanding execution.”


Original source: Company release

Sectors: HR – personnel, Spirits, Wine

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