Missouri Beverage has revamped its leadership team with five new appointments.

Pamela Shramek comes in as trade development market manager and Fred Nachbar has been promoted to Kansas City sales director, the St Louis-based distributor said yesterday (5 December). Doug Nixon steps in as St Louis sales director, Melinda Hagar becomes director of administration and Derick White is director of distribution.

All posts are newly-created, and Shramek, White and Nixon join from outside of the company, a Missouri Beverage spokesperson told just-drinks.

The appointments are part of the company’s plans to capitalise on growth potential after Wirtz Beverage Group joined forces with food supply firm McLane in April to take an unspecified stake in Missouri Beverage.

“Along with our new partners, we are setting aggressive goals for the future,” said Bill Reichhardt, president of Missouri Beverage, which distributes spirits, wines, beers, juices and soda across the state. “We have big plans for building long-term growth and we know that it begins with having a strong leadership team in place.”