SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF WASHINGTON STRENGTHENS SALES AND MARKETING LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH APPOINTMENT OF CHRIS FERRI AS VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL SALES MANAGER
FERRI WILL REPORT TO JOHN KLEIN,SOUTHERN’S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST


Kirkland, Washington, March 1, 2012 – John Klein, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of America’s seven Pacific Northwest markets—all divisions of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor—announced today the appointment of Chris Ferri as Vice President, General Sales Manager for Southern’s State of Washington operation. The appointment is effective March 1, 2012.

Brad Vassar, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., said, “Chris will bring great expertise and experience to his new position in Washington—and both John Klein and I are confident that Chris will do much to strengthen and lead our expanding presence in Washington.”

Klein added, “The privatization of the Washington spirits markets has led to an expansion of our range of industry-leading services to our customers and supplier partners. Chris is going to be a valuable and talented leader for our sales and marketing team here in Washington.”

Prior to his move to Washington, Ferri served as Vice President, Director of Off-Premise Merchandising, Southern Wine & Spirits of California, and before that served as Vice President, Director of the Constellation Brands Division, also at Southern Wine & Spirits of California. In addition, Ferri holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Norwich Military University, Northfield, Vermont.

Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2012 (Archive on Saturday, March 31, 2012)
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