Wirtz Beverage Group Invests in Leadership DevelopmentNovember 12, 2009
Chicago, IL – Continuing with its aggressive growth and continual innovation, Wirtz Beverage Group today announced the appointment of Mark Switaj as Vice President of Training and Development. Switaj will oversee both the strategy and implementation of a unified corporate training and leadership development initiative across the company’s national operations.
“Wirtz Beverage is continuing to distinguish itself in the marketplace by creating a culture that harnesses the expertise of our team,” explained W. Rockwell “Rocky” Wirtz, President of Wirtz Beverage Group. “Mark has been instrumental in developing the best and brightest in Illinois and we look forward to his efforts across all of our operations on a national platform.”
Switaj will be responsible for strengthening the company’s unified training and leadership development program. In addition to educational and brand training programs for each of our state distributorships, he will also work to implement best-practice techniques and leadership development initiatives.
Previously Switaj worked as Director of Training and Development at Wirtz Beverage Illinois. His extensive knowledge of industry and market best practice comes from more than 25 years of corporate training experience through positions at Guinness USA/Diageo, Gallo Wine Merchants, and Procter and Gamble.
“I’m really excited to be a part of the growth initiatives at Wirtz Beverage Group,” explained Switaj. “Our focus on capabilities and leadership initiatives will continue to distinguish Wirtz Beverage Group among the competition.”