FOREST GROVE, OR (May 9, 2018) – SakéOne announces the appointment of Erik Svenson as the new National Sales Manager for the Oregon-based company. A seasoned sales management veteran, Svenson possesses an extensive knowledge of the wine and spirits industry, having previously worked at stalwart brands including Franciscan Estates, Diageo, Louis M. Martini Winery and E&J Gallo. Throughout his career, Svenson has forged strong, long-term relationships with distributors and vendors across the country and is known for his passion, expertise and dynamic personality. Prior to his appointment at SakéOne, Svenson served as the Vice President of Sales for Hood River Distillers for over a decade.
“I am thrilled to join SakéOne and am excited to play a role in the growth of this exceptional company,” said Svenson. “I look forward to bringing my unique experience to SakéOne and helping the organization position itself as a leader in this burgeoning market. Despite saké’s many centuries of brewing history, the category is just scratching the surface of its growth potential in America and I am excited to continue SakeOné’s mission of educating and inspiring consumers in the years to come.”
A native of San Francisco, Svenson has lived and worked throughout Northern California and Oregon for his entire career. In his spare time, Svenson enjoys spending time with his family, following sports, and admiring his classic Ford Mustang.
SakéOne is America’s first craft saké producer and complements its own fine products with a growing portfolio of fine Japanese saké imports. Its Oregon Craft saké brands Momokawa, Moonstone, and g Saké are joined by import brands Hakutsuru, Kasumi Tsuru, Kibo, Murai Family, SakéMoto, Tombo and Yoshinogawa. A leader committed to saké education at the wholesale, retail and consumer levels, SakéOne is focused on expanding the enjoyment of premium saké in the United States. For more information, visit SakéOne’s website at www.sakeone.com.