LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Moonlight Meadery LLC, a world class, craft winery that specializes in meads: wines made from honey, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Ryan as National Sales Director. Mr. Ryan is a 27-year beer industry veteran, where he most recently served as a General Manager for L. Knife & Son, one of the top beer wholesalers by volume in the United States, where he was responsible for craft beer sales Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, San Diego, Los Angeles and Montana. John’s wealth of expertise was gained from a career that includes off premise sales, import brand management, craft beer sales management and human resources. Mr. Ryan, married 25 years and a resident of Marshfield, MA, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. In his new role as National Director of Sales, Mr. Ryan will be focusing on brand management and development, education and engagement of wholesalers and expanding markets. Mr. Ryan will be growing existing relationships and developing new ones as he works to increase sales in current and new markets.
“We are excited and fortunate to bring John on board. His insight, knowledge and breadth of experience will be a powerful addition to our already successful team,” says a delighted Founder and Mead maker of Moonlight Meadery, Michael Fairbrother. “In 3 years we have grown from my garage to being recognized as the face of the mead industry. Our goal is to continue this growth and take advantage of the national and international success we have seen so far.”
“John Ryan will be a valuable asset to Moonlight Meadery capitalizing on the exponential growth we have experienced,” adds Berniece Van Der Berg, VP of Sales & Marketing. “Our success in developing the category of mead in the craft beverage industry is largely due to strategically aligning ourselves with a renowned craft beverage distribution model. John’s vast and invaluable knowledge of the industry and distribution experience is a huge gain for our executive team.”
About Moonlight Meadery
Started production in 2010, Moonlight Meadery produces international award-winning wines from honey, that range from dry to sweet, over 70 different craft meads. You can find Moonlight Meadery meads national wide in both the United States, and Australia. They offer tours & tastings seven days a week at their world headquarters at 23 Londonderry Rd, Unit 17 Londonderry, NH. (603) 216-2162.