February 27, 2020—Benicia, CA—Cork Supply is pleased to announce the promotion of Greg Hirson to Vice President of Product, CSU. In this new role, Hirson will focus on portfolio strategy, continue to supervise the direction of laboratory operations at the company’s facility in Benicia, CA, as well as direct quality control measurements for all products and services of Cork Supply USA and Tonnellerie O, the company’s oak cooperage. Greg also manages Cork Supply’s SIOP process, ISO, and Food Safety Certification, and cost management for all cork products. Hirson will report directly to Peter Hladun, Vice President and General Manager, CSU. Hirson was previously Senior Technical Services Director.
“In his six years with Cork Supply, Greg has made great strides in his leadership, strategic influence and direct impact on the company,” said Hladun. “I’m confident that Greg’s extensive knowledge and innovative thinking will continue to improve the quality of Cork Supply products, contributing to the company’s outstanding growth and development.”
About Cork Supply
Since its founding in 1981 by Jochen Michalski, Cork Supply has been redefining quality through innovation, superior service, and expertise. Cork Supply is an ISO-certified producer of premium closure products for the global wine industry, including natural corks, VINC, CS and Cuvée technical corks and Talis bartops. Cork Supply also serves as distributor for products from Nomacorc, Guala Closures, Sparflex, Rivercap and Herti. In addition, the HARV81 Group offers labels from the award-winning Studio Labels, as well as traditional handcrafted, custom-finished French and American oak barrels and Creative Oak alternatives from their state-of-the-art cooperage, Tonnellerie Ô. The group operates their own production facilities in all corners of the globe, including Europe, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, China, and the United States, providing services to wineries in more than thirty countries. See more at: www.corksupply.com and www.harv81.com