Narragansett Announces New Vice President of Sales and Business Development


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Narragansett Beer today announces the addition of beer veteran Vinny Prattico as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Vinny has more than 30 years of experience in the beer industry and joins the fast-growing, 80,000-barrel craft brewer to expand the brand’s East Coast footprint and help build the company’s sales infrastructure.

Prior to joining Narragansett, Vinny worked with Mike’s Hard Lemonade for nearly five years, serving as the brand’s East Coast Vice President of Sales and most recently, as Vice President of Wholesale Development. Throughout his three decades of experience in the beer industry, Vinny has also held executive management positions at Coors Brewing Company, DeCrescente Distributing Company, and FX Matt Brewing Company.

“I am thrilled to welcome Vinny to the ‘Gansett team as we work together to continue to bring Narragansett to more fans in more places” said Mark Hellendrung, President of Narragansett Beer. “Vinny’s got a wealth of experience and deep relationships in the beer industry so the timing could not be more perfect as we celebrate our 125th year.”

“This is a homecoming for me since I started by career as a campus rep for Narragansett at the University of Rhode Island 35 years ago,” said Vinny Prattico regarding his new role. “Mark and the team have done a great job since relaunching Narragansett ten years ago with a stable of award-winning beers and also landing Narragansett in the top 50 list of Craft Brewers. I’m looking forward to seeing where we can take Narragansett in the future.”

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Narragansett Beer…Brewed since 1890. ‘Gansett is a straightforward, quality beer that has been a New England tradition for generations, producing a classic family of award-winning American lagers & ales. Today, ‘Gansett is produced at top-rated breweries in Rochester, N.Y., and Westport, Mass. and is one of America’s top 50 regional brewers and the fastest-growing in the Northeast. Narragansett is available for purchase in local restaurants, bars, and liquor stores throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, Florida, Portland, Ore. and Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn.

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