Sunday, September 20, 2009

Taking it to the Next Level

This past month has been a big one for USWI, because we've brought on new staff and are looking--and operating--more like a proper company!

Taking it from the top (geographically speaking), Tim Tebeau is the new face of USWI in the Traverse City/Petosky area down to Grand Rapids. Coming to us most recently from his family's shop in Charlevoix, Esperance, Tim brings a diverse wine background, from restaurants, to retail, to wholesale distribution.

Covering mid-Michigan, Joel Lichty, of East Lansing, is another dynamic "wine guy," having owned his own wine specialty shop called Veritas in E. Lansing, and having wholesale experience as well. He'll be handling his hometown as well as Jackson and Kalamazoo.

When it comes to racking up the miles on the road, Mary Beth Bullock is going to hard to beat, as she's the backbone of our delivery service, making sure our wines reach the right folks, from Saginaw to Grand Rapids, Detroit to Traverse City. And, as the warehouse manager, she keeps us up-to-date on inventory levels, handles receiving of new wines, and keeps the warehouse looking good!

I'm proud to say that we've got a pretty strong team in place, and for Fall '09 and we look forward to better serving our existing clients and introducing our portfolio in some new locations as well.

I'll be posting on new wine arrivals soon.

Be well!