Sales Veterans Newest in a Series of Hires Aimed at Expanding National Distribution Footprint
August 27, Buellton, CA – Mike Jackson, CSO for Terravant Wine Company, announced today the appointment of Kelly Howell to the role of South Central Division Manager and Gerry Catanzano to the role of Northeast Division Manager for the rapidly-expanding, central coast-based wine company. The appointments are the newest in a series hires planned to support the company’s emerging national sales footprint.
Kelly Howell has over 25 years of experience to the Terravant team. Most recently, Kelly was the Vice President of Sales – Strategic and National Accounts at Purple Wine + Spirits where she was responsible for domestic and international sales for exclusive brands and national accounts. Previously at Canopy Management, Kelly was instrumental in the launch and expansion of a dynamic portfolio of lifestyle wines within wholesale and national accounts. Prior to joining Canopy, she held multiple positions with Foster’s Wine Estates including Vice President National Accounts On-Premise where she designed and directed new channel strategies and a revised organizational structure.
Gerry Catanzano is a seasoned distributor and supplier sales professional who has worked in the Northeast market for the better part of fifteen years. In his long tenure at Northeast Divisional Manager for Mendocino Wine Company, Gerry managed ten states and eleven distributors toward goal-shattering growth before leaving to join the up-and-coming Three Badge Enology team where he oversaw twelve states within the Northeast region.
“I have had the pleasure of working with both Kelly and Gerry early in their careers and have watched them grow and succeed both as people and professionals,” notes Jackson. “I am thrilled with the experience and professionalism they bring to Terravant and to be part of their continued success in this industry.”
About Terravant Wine Company:
Terravant Wine Company is Santa Barbara County’s largest winery and the most state-of-the-art winemaking and bottling facility in California’s thriving Central Coast region. Terravant’s growing portfolio of national brands, which includes award-winning Insomnia Wines, FlavorBomb and Summerland Winery is bolstered by its prolific private label and custom-crush enterprises. Highly nimble and exceptionally innovative, Terravant is the wine company of the millennium.