Southern Wine & Spirits of America Strengthens its Commitment to Environmental Health and Safety With New Chain Team Appointment

Southern Wine & Spirits of America Strengthens its Commitment to
Environmental Health and Safety With New Chain Team Appointment

Mickey Horton Named as National Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Miami, Florida, October 1, 2012 – Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor, today announced the appointment of Mickey Horton to the company’s Supply Chain Strategy Team as its National Director, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). The appointment is effective immediately.

Commenting on how this appointment will strengthen Southern’s operations, Bobby Burg, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy, said, “As we continue to grow and expand our national operations capabilities, we have long had a commitment to enhancing our environmental health and safety standards.  On behalf of all our team members, I want to welcome Mickey to Southern.”

Before joining Southern, Horton spent eight years as Director, EHS and Risk Management for Terminix, a ServiceMaster Company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to his environmental health and safety responsibilities at Terminix, Horton was also instrumental in corporate-wide environmental health and safety education and training efforts.  Prior to this, Horton served as the Environmental Safety and Ergonomics Manager at Nortel Networks; Division Manager, Safety and Risk Management at American Medical Response; and the Eastern regional Safety Specialist for MCI Communications.

“We at Southern view Mickey’s appointment as an important evolutionary step for us as a world-class company—and a clear demonstration of our commitment to the safety and health of both our employees and the communities in which we operate,” commented Lee Hager, Southern’s Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer.

About Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.:
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor and broker with operations in 35 markets. The multi-state distributor currently operates in the following markets: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. In addition, Southern has a presence in Maryland and the District of Columbia through a joint venture with F.P. Winner Wine & Spirits as well as a joint venture operation in Minnesota with J.J. Taylor Distributing Company. Southern also holds operating licenses and permits in Nebraska and Texas. On a national basis, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. employs more than 12,500 team members.

Southern urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information about Southern and its responsible consumption program, see: http://www.southernwine.com.

 

CONTACT:
Marcie Sherman, Manager, Corporate Communications
Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc.
(954) 602-2311
msherman@southernwine.com

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