Massachusetts Beverage Business


Obituary - ELMER T. LEE

ELMER T. LEE 93Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee passed away on July 16 after a short illness.  Elmer was born in 1919 on a tobacco farm in Franklin County, Kentucky.  He graduated from Frankfort County High School in 1936 and worked for Jarman Shoe Company until December 1941.  He then served with the US Army Air Force in World War II as [...] Read More »

The Hess Collection

The Hess Collection Steven Frederico has been named New England Regional Sales Manager, representing the Hess portfolio in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maine.  Frederico most recently served as Vice President Sales for Davies Family Selections where he managed New England states and North Carolina, representing multiple wineries. He began his career with the Carolina Wine Company in 1993.  He represented the Martignetti [...] Read More »

Narragansett Beer

Narragansett BeerPeter Boyd has been hired as Sales and Marketing Manager for Greater Boston, Merrimack Valley, and Portland, Maine.  He will focus on Narragansett on-premise sales and marketing efforts to area bars and restaurants as well as support the company’s online and social media branding, PR and other promotional efforts.  Previously a portfolio manager for Jim Beam Brands, Boyd bartended for establishments throughout Boston.  He is also [...] Read More »


Richard Hurst has been named to the newly created position of Practice Leader of IRI’s beer, wine, spirits, and tobacco vertical.  Prior to joining IRI, Hurst spent several years as an independent consultant to beverage alcohol clients, most recently with Moët Hennessy USA.  Other assignments focused on the development of “New World” wines and other alcoholic beverages in the United States and globally.  Hurst spent the majority of his career with Diageo, rising to Senior [...] Read More »

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