April 20, 2021, Seattle, Washington– Vehrs Distributing, wholesaler of premium wine and craft spirits in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, is pleased to announce the hiring of Blake Darrow as Vice President of Strategic Retail. In this role, Darrow will spearhead the continued expansion of Vehrs’ retail chain services across the Pacific Northwest. He will also oversee the Chain Account Management Team, Retail Area Managers, and Sales Associates.
“We are thrilled to have Blake join the Vehrs family,” said Vehrs President and Chief Operating Officer Shaun Dobbelaere. “He brings more than thirty years of industry experience to Vehrs, including a proven record of building effective sales teams and establishing strong connections with supplier partners. Blake’s extensive experience in the Pacific Northwest market, as well as his long-term relationships with area retail chains, are critical to our continued growth.”
Most recently, Darrow served as General Manager and Vice President of Sales for Winebow Fine Wine & Spirits in Washington and Northern Idaho. He has also held executive leadership positions at Click Wholesale Distributing and Alaska Distributors.
About Vehrs Distributing Company
Vehrs Distributing Company is the Pacific Northwest’s premier wholesaler of premium wine and craft spirits, as well as the exclusive distributor of Riedel Crystal. Established in 1983, Vehrs represents an unmatched portfolio of many of the most well-known and respected wineries and distilleries from across the globe. Headquartered in Kent, Washington, with offices in Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington, Vehrs services the entirety of Washington, Oregon, and Northern Idaho. Dedicated to service, Vehrs relationship-driven approach to the market sets the standard for fine wine and spirits distribution in the Northwest.