Chain Beverage Buzz: September 20, 2010

Glazer’s Distributors appointed Jody Turnbow as the new Corporate General Manager. Turnbow will report to Patrick Moore, the executive vice president, and will be responsible for the E. & J. Gallo portfolio at Glazer’s. He previously was the General Sales Manager, Southern Region for E. & J. Gallo Winery.


Max & Erma’s new owners American Blue Ribbon Holdings named Jeff Neely as the new concept president of the company. Neely previously worked as vice president of operations at Village Inn.


According to new data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities declined 49 percent since 1982 and 7.4 percent since last year — a historic low for the U.S.


DardenDarden Restaurants Inc. named Teresa Mosley Sebastian as the new general counsel and secretary. She takes over the position from Paula Shives, who is retiring. Sebastian will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Clarenice Otis. Sebastian was previously the vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Veyance Technologies, Inc

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