New managing director for Winery Exchange

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Winery Exchange, the wines, beers and spirits own and private-label supplier has appointed Rufus Weston as the new managing director for its UK and European business.

 

Current managing director Dan Irving has been promoted to vice-president of the company's international operations and will be moving back to the US, where the company is headquartered, in July.

 

Weston, who has been the commercial director at Winery Exchange for the past two years, will take over management of the UK and European business from June 1, 2013. He has held sales, marketing and commercial roles at Buckingham Vintners, Beringer Blass/Foster's and Enotria.

 

Irving said: "We have been very impressed with the impact Rufus has made since starting at Winery Exchange, both in the UK and Europe. I am confident he will continue to drive sales growth in the region and further raise our profile with new and existing partners. He is very strong strategically and understands the markets well.

 

"Having Rufus lead the operations here in Europe will enable me to focus more of my time and efforts developing new markets including Canada, Asia, South America and Australia."

 

Weston said: "I am delighted to be able to further my career at Winery Exchange. Our model continues to work well in the UK and is enabling us to grow quickly across
Europe."

 

You can read more about Weston's plans for the UK and Europe in the next issue of Harpers.

 

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