Golden State Vintners (Nasdaq:VINT) today announced that it has appointed Peter J. Arbios as director, Corporate Purchasing and Production Planning. Arbios will be responsible for purchasing and supply chain planning across the Company's five winery locations.

Arbios joins Golden State Vintners after thirteen years with Beringer Wine Estates, including the past seven years as director, Corporate Purchasing. He has a Bachelor's degree from Chico State University.

"We are delighted to add Peter's broad background in all aspects of corporate procurement, strategic vendor alliances and supply chain management to our management team," said Jon Powell, vice president, Operations. "His proven skill coupled with his extensive relationships in the wine industry vendor community will add immediate value to GSV and, consequently, to our customers."