Industry Veterans Vanderbilt and MacDonald’s Roles Elevated
SAN FRANCISCO (FEBRUARY 11, 2014) – Campari America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM), announces the restructuring of its sales organization to more fully meet the needs of the company’s growing portfolio and distributor network. Effective immediately, Campari America has created two customer-focused sales business units: a Southern Wine & Spirits Sales Unit, headed up by Vice President Sales Dan Vanderbilt, formerly Regional Vice President of the East; and a Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC)/Independent Sales Unit, headed up by Vice President Sales Jock MacDonald, formerly Regional Vice President for Control States.
“From a company focused primarily just on SKYY® Vodka less than ten years ago, Campari America has grown dynamically in recent years, reaching new milestones in sales for Gruppo Campari,” said Roy Danis, Managing Director, Campari America. “This rapid expansion necessitates us to evolve our organization not only to meet today’s business needs, but to also help fuel our growth engines far into the future. Led by industry veterans Dan Vanderbilt and Jock MacDonald, this restructuring will drive best-in-class sales execution and better alignment with our distributor partners.”
In a decade, Campari America, has grown from a company with a singular focus to a portfolio with more than 40 brands representing almost every major spirits category. In 2013 alone, the company launched Wild Turkey Spiced ™ and Wild Turkey Forgiven™; added Appleton® Estate and Wray & Nephew® Rums; assumed distribution for Aperol ®; unveiled Cabo Diablo™ coffee liqueur spiked with tequila; and launched a line extension from X-Rated ® Fusion Liqueur® called TROPIX ™.
MacDonald and Vanderbilt, who have both been with the Campari America organization (formerly Skyy Spirits) for more than ten years, will manage a team of accomplished Division Vice Presidents including Tim Redell – SWS East, Fred Schell – SWS Midwest, Justin Pearce – SWS Pacific, Dan Butkus – Independents, and Tom Amlong – RNDC. In addition, Rick Monkarsh, formerly Campari America’s SWS West Sales Director, has been promoted to VP Business Development. Monkarsh, MacDonald and Vanderbilt will all report to Roy Danis.
About Campari America
Campari America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM). At the heart of Campari America are two legends in the American spirits industry. The first, Skyy Spirits, was founded in San Francisco back in 1992 by the entrepreneur who invented iconic SKYY Vodka. The second is the world-famous Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where they have been making the world’s finest whiskies since the 1800’s. Both companies were purchased by Davide Campari-Milano and together they form Campari America, which has built a portfolio unrivaled in its quality, innovation and style, making it a top choice among distributors, retailers and consumers. Campari America manages Gruppo Campari’s portfolio in the US with such leading brands as SKYY® Vodka, SKYY Infusions®, Campari®, Aperol®, Wild Turkey® Straight Kentucky Bourbon, American Honey®, Russell’s Reserve®, Glen Grant® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Cabo Wabo® Tequila, Espolón® Tequila, Appleton® Estate Rum, Wray & Nephew® Rum, Coruba® Rum, Ouzo 12®, X-Rated® Fusion Liqueur®, Frangelico®, Cynar®, Carolans Irish Cream®, Irish Mist® Liqueur, Sagatiba® Cachaça and Jean-Marc XO Vodka®. Campari America is also the exclusive US distributor of Bulldog® Gin, Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Auchentoshan® Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Glen Garioch® Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, McClelland’s® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Flor de Caña® Rum, Midori® Melon Liqueur, Hibiki® Whisky, Hakushu® Single Malt Whisky, and The Yamazaki® Single Malt Whisky.
Campari America is headquartered in San Francisco, California. More information on the company can be found at www.campariamerica.com, www.facebook.com/campariamerica, Twitter: @CampariAmerica and www.camparigroup.com. Please enjoy Campari America brands responsibly and in moderation.