Precept Wine announces executive promotions

With a meteoric rise over its past 10 years and its most successful first quarter in company history, Andrew Browne, Precept Wine’s president and chief executive officer announced today three executive promotions, effective May 1:

Kirk Brewer has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer spearheading sales, logistics and shipping. Reporting to Brewer are the national accounts sales team and Precept Wine’s logistics manager. His sphere of influence is comprised of sales, pricing, compliance, wine shipments, distribution contracts, sales reporting and analysis. Brewer’s acumen has provided a trajectory for growth both domestically and globally.

Alexandra Evans has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer from her previous post of Senior Vice President – Marketing. Since Precept Wine’s beginning in February 2003, Alex has led branding, creative direction and marketing on nearly every product in the Precept portfolio. Evans previously served as Brand Manager for Constellation Wines U.S. from 2001-2003 and Brand Manager for Corus Brands from 1999-2001. She continues breaking new ground for innovation programs, brand strategy, marketing and communications.

Mark Harmann has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales – U.S. West and International. Harman originally joined Precept in Sept. 2012 to manage sales in the Western U.S. and quickly proved invaluable with his network and experience. Professional credits include Southern Wine and Spirits in Seattle, Majestic Fine Wines–where he served through 2011 as Northern Division Vice President of Sales, plus 19 additional years of sales management and divisional promotions representing Jackson Family Enterprises across seven metropolitan areas.

“I’m very excited about Precept Wine’s position in the wine industry,” Browne said. “We are gaining traction in all of our markets, and continue to add the best people in the business; it’s a busy time and we’re well-equipped to handle the momentum.”

Precept’s portfolio includes such flagship brands as Washington state-based Waterbrook, Canoe Ridge, Sagelands, HOUSE Wine, Willow Crest, and Apex Cellars; Oregon-based Primarius; and Shingleback and Red Knot from the McLaren Vale in Australia.

Precept Wine: Founded in 2003 by Andrew Browne, Precept Wine is the largest privately held wine company in the Northwest and the 18th largest wine producer in North America. It owns more than 3,700 vineyard acres in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, and operates nine tasting rooms. Its quality driven portfolio has garnered more than 350 combined Best Buy ratings and 90+ point scores from leading wine publications. 
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