SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF INDIANA ESTABLISHES NEW PRESTIGE DIVISION Art Salvi Appointed to Vice President, General Sales Manager, Prestige Division
SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF INDIANA ESTABLISHES NEW PRESTIGE DIVISION

Art Salvi Appointed to Vice President, General Sales Manager, Prestige Division

Miami, FL, December 9, 2010 – Gerald Rivero, Jr., Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Indiana (SWS-IN), a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., today announced the appointment of Art Salvi as Vice President, General Sales Manager of the newly-established Prestige Sales Division. The Prestige Division, with Pernod-Ricard USA as its initial supplier, will also represent several other supplier portfolios that the company is in current discussions with.

Commenting on Mr. Salvi’s appointment, Mr. Rivero said, “Art is a highly-talented sales executive with two decades of sales management experience. I am extremely confident he will strengthen our statewide operation here in Indiana, leading our newly-created Prestige Division and taking the Pernod Ricard USA portfolio and other included supplier brands to new levels of sales growth and distribution coverage across this great state. On behalf of the entire Southern Wine & Spirits of Indiana team, I congratulate Art on his new leadership position within SWS-IN.”

Joining Southern in 1991 right after earning his degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, Mr. Salvi began his career in sales in Tampa, Florida. He then assumed various Florida-based on-premise roles including District Manager in Tampa, Sales Manager in Orlando and Managing Director also in Orlando. In 2003, Mr. Salvi assumed the role of General Sales Manager, On-Premise for Southern’s Coastal Wine & Spirits of Florida division. In August, 2005, Mr. Salvi was promoted to Coastal Wine & Spirits’ Vice President, Chains for Florida where he assumed all responsibilities for off-premise chains. In 2008, he gained additional responsibilities overseeing on-premise chains for Coastal as well.

The promotion is effective January 1, 2011

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