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M. A. Silva USA Expands Its Team in the Pacific Northwest Region


Barbara RobertsonSanta Rosa, CA, August 17, 2015 – M. A. Silva, the leading manufacturer of cork, glass and packaging, is pleased to announce the hiring of Barbara Robertson as an Account Manager for the Pacific Northwest region.

“Barbara will strengthen our ability and capability for growth in the Pacific Northwest region,” said Neil Foster, President of M. A. Silva USA. “We are well-positioned to continue providing superior cork and wine bottles combined with our exceptional customer service.”

Barbara’s passion for wine has given her over a decade of experience in the wine industry including distribution, production, buying and selling. She saw the promise of the developing wine industry in Washington State years ago and dedicated herself to obtaining certifications through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust so that she could educate both the local fledgling wineries and consumers in North Central Washington where she resides. Besides helping wineries with their marketing efforts over the years, she also judges at the North Central Washington Wine Awards competition, writes a regional review column in the Foothills Magazine and pops on the KPQ-AM radio station once a week as the “Ag Alchemist.”  Barbara’s experience will prove indispensable in assisting customers with integrated cork and glass solutions. Contact Barbara at 206-669-9463 or [email protected]

About M. A. Silva USA: Based in Sonoma County, California, M. A. Silva USA is a leading manufacturer of premium natural corks, glass and packaging for North American markets. Its quality-assurance program ensures unmatched visual, mechanical and sensory characteristics of its products. It is the first cork supplier in the U.S. to offer high resolution laser cork printing of unique and variable information to each single cork stopper. The company operates on 100% solar power and is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly operations. M. A. Silva earned both Sonoma Green Business Program and ClimateSmart™ certifications. The company has been named Best Cork Supplier 2013 by the North Bay Business Journal and Best Cork and Best Bottle Supplier 2013 & 2015 by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. It is a five-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. For more information visit www.masilva.com or call  707.636.2530.

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