Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits (Southern Glazer’s) has recently appointed Matthew Metz to the position of President, Central Region, effective February 2024.
In this role, Metz will report to John Wittig, Southern Glazer’s Chief Commercial Officer, the company states. He will also be responsible for leading all business activities in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas markets.
“Over the years, Matt’s exceptional leadership skills and deep industry knowledge have brought tremendous value to Southern Glazer’s,” said Wittig in a news release. “In addition to his expertise and extensive skillset, Matt is dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace culture and leaves a positive mark on everyone he works with. He is the perfect fit for this role and we’re looking forward to seeing the success and continued growth he brings to the Central Region.”
Metz Brings Years of Experience
Metz began his 31-year career in the beverage alcohol industry in 1992 as a sales representative at Jim Beam in Michigan, according to the company. He spent the next two decades at Jim Beam Brand Company—now Beam Suntory—in a variety of sales and strategy roles of increasing responsibility, with his last position being General Sales Manager of the American Region and Mexico.
Metz joined Glazer’s in 2013 as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Texas. In his most recent role, he served as Executive Vice President, General Manager, Texas.
Metz’s successor in Texas will be announced before February 2024, the company states.