Southern Glazer’s Promotes John Landry to Executive VP, General Manager, California

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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits last week announced that it promoted John Landry to the role of Executive Vice President, General Manager, California, effective immediately. Until a successor is named, Landry will continue to oversee the Nevada market to ensure a smooth transition, the company states.

Landry is filling the position of Lewis Kenrick who was recently promoted to President, West Region, and will now report to him. As Executive Vice President, General Manager, California, Landry will be responsible for leading all business activities in the state, according to the company.

“John’s exceptional leadership and performance as Executive Vice President, General Manager, Nevada has positioned him as the optimal candidate for the California leadership role,” said John Wittig, Chief Commercial Officer, in a news release. “He is the perfect fit to build upon the strong foundation Lewis Kenrick has implemented throughout the state. John brings a leadership style that drives performance and culture while valuing our supplier and customer relationships.”

Landy’s Experience

Landry began his career in the beverage alcohol industry in 1991 with Heublein Wines Division, now Diageo, as a sales representative. He later joined the Boston Beer Company and Diageo Beer Company, holding senior roles in the industry across various U.S. markets, the company states.

In 2012, Landry joined Southern Glazer’s as Executive Vice President, General Manager for the Coastal Pacific Wine & Spirits division in Washington. During his tenure, he assumed additional responsibilities for markets in Alaska and Nebraska, according to the company. In his most recent role, Landry serves as Executive Vice President, General Manager in Nevada, leading all aspects of the business, including shaping its vision and culture.

An announcement for John Landry’s successor will be forthcoming.



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