Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Promotes Adrian Ruiz to Vice President, Chains, California

 MIAMI and DALLAS, August 17, 2020Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer’s)—the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced it has promoted Adrian Ruiz to the new role of Vice President of Chains, California, effective immediately. Ruiz, who will report to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Southern Glazer’s California Steve Harden, will be responsible for leading and overseeing the Chain Sales and Merchandising Divisions for Northern and Southern California.

“We are excited to have Adrian’s leadership and experience unite the state for our chain customers, sales teams, and supplier partners,” said Steve Harden.

Ruiz, who most recently held the title of Vice President of Merchandising for Southern California, joined Southern Glazer’s in 1996 as a Chain Territory Manager and over the past 24 years, has excelled in various chain roles within the Company. He is a Southern Glazer’s “Commitment to Excellence” award winner and a proven “Emerging Leader,” having successfully completed Southern Glazer’s Emerging Leaders Program—the Company’s flagship 18-month leadership development program for which candidates are carefully considered and selected.

Ruiz is a graduate of Whittier College with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Economics.

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