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02.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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WINEBOW

The importer and distributor of fine wine, spirits and sake from around the world has announced a series of senior management changes.  LEONARDO LOCASCIO, who founded Winebow 3O years ago, has assumed the title of Founder and Chairman.  In this role, LoCascio will remain active in the overall strategy of the company as well as the daily activities of the import portfolio and, in particular, will continue to be responsible for Winebow’s collection of Italian wines under the Leonardo LoCascio Selections label.  JON MORAMARCO, who joined Winebow in March 2O1O as President, will become President and CEO.  Moramarco will work with LoCascio, the Board of Directors and the senior management team on the overall strategy for the company, and will be responsible for the day-to-day business.  PETER CLICK, Group President of Imports, who has been with Winebow since the company’s acquisition of Click Wine Group in 2OO8, left Winebow at the end of the year.  VINNY CHIARAMONTE has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Imports.  Chiaramonte will be responsible for the sales of Winebow’s import portfolio through third party distributors and for the activities of the portfolio within Winebow’s own wholesale markets.  He will also oversee brand management, marketing, public relations, and wine education for the import portfolio.  BRIAN HORTON has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of National Sales.  In this position, he will be directly responsible for Winebow’s business with third party wholesalers.  Subsequent to Winebow’s steady growth and the realignment of its executive leadership, the company’s national market will now be managed as two divisions, with IAN DOWNEY and BRIAN ERWIN promoted to Senior Vice Presidents of the East and West respectively.

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