|Southern Wine & Spirits of America Strengthens Operational Coordination Across Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota Divisions|
Will Conniff, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Illinois, Kentucky & Minnesota, and Bobby Burg, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)—the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor—jointly announced today the promotion of Dale Huhnke to Vice President, Operations for the company’s Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota divisions.
Commenting on this important appointment, Conniff said, “In concert with my regional leadership role in the Midwest, Dale’s appointment to his new multi-state role will provide Southern with the consistent, coordinated and experienced leadership needed for success across these Midwest divisions.”
Burg added, “As we continue to strengthen and integrate Southern’s supply chain operations capabilities and efficiencies, I am confident that Dale—together with each of the three divisional operational teams he will oversee—will strengthen our already industry-leading levels of service excellence.”
Prior to this appointment, Huhnke served as Vice President, Operations, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois. A 32-year Southern veteran, Huhnke oversaw Operations in the Nevada and Kentucky markets before coming to Illinois.
Huhnke’s new role was effective July 1, 2013.