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Veteran Takes Helm of Wirtz Beverage Illinois Regal Division

July 26, 2011


Chicago, IL – Wirtz Beverage Illinois announced the appointment of industry veteran Matt Wind as the new VP of Sales & Marketing for the company’s Regal Division. Effective August 1, Wind replaces Kevin Roberts who has been appointed Senior Vice President of Wirtz Beverage Nevada.

“Matt has been with the company since we launched the country’s first exclusive Diageo selling division 8 years ago,” explained Julian Burzynski WBI Senior Vice President. “He has been integral to our execution success and is a true leader among our team.”

Wind brings more than 18 years of industry experience to this leadership position, serving most recently as Regal Director of Corporate Accounts for Wirtz Beverage Illinois. His experience also includes the roles of Director of On-Premise and Director of Off-Premise General Market for Regal where he excelled and proved ability to executive at a high-level. This varied channel capability, together with extremely strong relationships in the marketplace makes him well-suited to lead the Division through its next generation of growth.

“We are proud to have the best and the brightest team in the marketplace,” Burzynski noted. “Matt exemplifies the company’s values and will lead our efforts to execute and grow statewide.”

Wirtz Beverage Illinois is the state’s leading distributor of premium wine and spirits and an affiliate of Wirtz Beverage Group. Headquartered in Chicago, Wirtz Beverage Group is one of the nation’s leading alcohol beverage distributors with operations in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada and Wisconsin. With more than $1.7 billion in annual sales and 3,000 employees, Wirtz Beverage Group counts the world’s elite suppliers as its partners.



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