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3 Badge Beverage Corp. Expands Its Team Amidst Notable Portfolio Growth


SONOMA, Calif. (October 19, 2021) — Wine and spirits négociant, 3 Badge Beverage Corporation, today announced two new additions to their team with Maria Lombardi Siler joining as the Central Regional Manager for Enology Sales and Emanuel Merciel as 3 Badge’s Procurement & Production Manager, overseeing wine, spirits and beer production.

“We are excited to welcome these talented new hires to our growing team,” said 3 Badge Beverage Corporation president August Sebastiani. “With our portfolio shipments up more than 18% over last year, and the busy holiday season approaching, these accomplished individuals couldn’t come on board at a better time.”

Newly appointed Central Regional Manager Maria Lombardi Siler brings a great deal of wine sales experience to her role. Most recently the Vice President North Central for Weed Cellars and Central Division Manager for Taub Family Selections before that, Lombardi Siler has a proven track record of selling premium wines to the Midwest market. Based in the greater Chicago, Illinois area, Lombardi Siler will oversee the company’s enology sales for the central region. Lombardi Siler has a demonstrated history in wine sales management as a Partner in International Wine Brands as well as a Regional Sales Manager role at Wilson Daniels.

Procurement & Production Manager Emanuel Merciel brings excellent management experience to his new role. Most recently General Manager Premium for Best Buy’s corporate office in San Francisco, Merciel has prior experience developing top talent, inspiring people, and building scalable operations. His expertise in strategy execution, new launches, and navigating complex technical environments makes him a perfect fit for developing 3 Badge brands. Based in Sonoma, CA, Merciel’s initial emphasis will focus on international procurement in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Merciel has held previous roles as Chief Operating Officer for Weebee Universe, as Director at FranklinCovey Mexico, and as Executive Director at ADEN Business School in Argentina. Merciel holds an MBA from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria and two Business certificates from The Wharton School.

Sebastiani continued, “Both Maria and Emanuel have proven to be impressive additions in short order. We feel fortunate to be bringing on such strong leaders, and it is a true testament to the talented team that we continue to build.”

About 3 Badge Beverage Corporation

Established in 2015, 3 Badge Beverage Corporation is a négociant representing an innovative portfolio of terroir-driven wines and craft spirits from around the globe. Headquartered out of a historic, refurbished fire station in Sonoma, California, 3 Badge is led by fourth-generation vintner August Sebastiani. Named for his grandfather’s volunteer firefighting service badges, 3 Badge is built upon a philosophy of exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to place. 3 Badge Mixology offers Benjamin Chapman Whiskey, La Pivón Vermouth, Uncle Val’s Gin, Kirk & Sweeney Rum, Pasote Tequila and Bozal Mezcal, while 3 Badge Enology includes Gehricke Wines from Sonoma, Tree Fort Wines from the Central Coast, Cedar + Salmon wines from the Pacific Northwest and Guinigi Wines from Italy. Additional information can be found at 3badge.com.

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