Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois has announced a new addition to its executive team. The company confirmed on Friday (11 November) that Michael J. Thompson will serve as vice president, general sales manager for Signature Wine and Spirits Company, a division of Southern.

Thompson most recently held a managing director position with Minneapolis-based Millennium Import, LLC.

"We are excited to have Michael join our team of executives," said Will Conniff, Southern Wine & Spirits executive vice president and general sales manager for Illinois and Kentucky. "Michael brings with him solid international export and domestic sales management experience, which we believe will be a great asset to our team as we continue on as industry leaders."

Thompson assumes his new duties from today (14 November) and will report to Dave Carini, vice president and general sales manager Wine, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois.