Sidney Frank Importing Co. Inc. Names Michael Fuchs VP, Southeast Division

(New Rochelle, NY) – March 25, 2009 - Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. (SFIC), the importer of Jägermeister Herbal Liqueur, is pleased to announce its appointment of Michael Fuchs as Vice President, Southeast Division, effective today.

Fuchs brings with him more than twenty years experience in the wine and spirits industry and comes to SFIC from Constellation Brands where he served as Spirits Division Vice President overseeing the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Fuchs has a strong background of growing industry leading brands such as EFFEN Vodka, Robert Mondavi, Vendange, Black Velvet, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, and Monkey Bay. He began his industry career at Johnson Brothers Liquor Company in Minnesota and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Charlie Sipple, a 15+ year SFIC veteran, will return to his role as Vice President, Military, Duty-Free, Off-Shore after filling the role of Vice President, Southeast Division on an interim basis. 

“Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. is extremely pleased to welcome Michael aboard, and is greatly appreciative of Charlie’s efforts and dedication during his interim role,” says Steve Bellini, Senior Vice President. “The company looks forward to the continued success of both individuals and the continued growth of Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. and its brands.”

 About Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.

Founded in 1972, Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. of New Rochelle, NY is the creator and importer of ultra-premium spirits.  Our growing portfolio includes Jägermeister Liqueur from Germany, the best-selling liqueur in the United States; Gekkeikan Saké from Japan; Michael Collins Irish Whiskey; JC Cognac VSOP; and Tommy Bahama Rum.  For more information, visit  

Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. encourages responsible drinking for those 21 and over.


Lauren Moore

Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.

(914) 637-5895

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