IRVINE, CA – G.K. Skaggs, Inc. has promoted Andy Hammond, previous Mid West Manager of Beer and Wine to National Sales Manager of Beer. The company feels Andy’s superb hard work and strategy has lead to an immense success in brand growth in key markets and is ready to implement Mr. Hammond’s strategy throughout all US markets for G.K. Skaggs’ beer division. Beer brands to be managed by Mr. Hammond are; San Miguel Beer, Cervezas Alhambra, Port Royal, Barena, Salva Vida, and Jamaica Stout. Mr. Hammond has been with the company since 2011.
In addition G.K. Skaggs is pleased to welcome Mr. Josh Pelter as our new National Sales Manager of Wine. Mr. Pelter will be the first to solely focus on G.K. Skaggs’ entire wine portfolio with a goal to sell all brands across all 52 states. Josh has joined the team in the nick of time during the high demand of Holiday Season and is prepared to launch new wine brands in the first quarter of 2013 alongside G.K. Skaggs.
A member of G.K. Skaggs Wine Marketing Team Angela Caraglio stated, “I am thrilled to have someone with such expertise and wine knowledge join our team. Our wine program is still very young and with Mr. Pelter’s proven track record in growing brands, I foresee great success the near future.”
Josh Pelter has an impressive 20+ years of experience in the adult beverage industry. He has gained his expertise working with Beauchamp Distributing – Los Angeles, Diageo North America, and Gallo Wine Company to name a few.
Mr. Pelter will Manage G.K. Skaggs’ growing wine portfolio including:Fernz Wines – New Zealand, Benedetto Wines – Italy, Poggio Ai Mandorli – Italy, Val Serena – Italy, and Ernest Rapeneau Champagne -France.
G.K. Skaggs Inc. is a Global Importer with National Distribution. It specializes in the sales, marketing and distribution of Premium and Specialty Imported Beers and Wines across the United States. Founded in 1984, G.K. Skaggs Inc. has become a nationally recognized Importer, top 10 in the US, and is a longstanding member of various Industry Associations, such as; NBWA – National Beer Wholesalers Association, CBBD – California Beer and Beverage Distributors, PLMA – Private Label Manufacturers Association, the IBA – International Beverage Alliance and WSWA – Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association.