Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Appoints John Aiello to Vice President, General Manager, Delaware
Source: Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
November 15, 2022
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer's)-the world's preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol- today announced that it has appointed John Aiello to the role of Vice President, General Manager, Delaware.
Mr. Aiello, who reports to Patrick Pokorny, Vice President and General Manager for Maryland and Washington, D.C, is responsible for leading all sales activities in the Delaware market, including but not limited to developing short and long-term strategic planning, establishing sales policies and procedures, introducing new products, and ensuring that training objectives are achieved for all employees.
"John has extensive experience and has achieved consistent success in recruiting, developing, and leading large-scale sales initiatives," said Patrick Pokorny. "I have no doubt that his leadership will make a tremendous impact on the growth of Southern Glazer's business and reach in Delaware."
Mr. Aiello has 33 years of experience in the beverage alcohol industry, and during that time, has been a member of the Southern Glazer's Delaware team for 15 years. Mr. Aiello began his career journey as a Field Marketing Manager at E&J Gallo Winery in 1995. Since then, he has stepped into positions of increasing responsibility and leadership, culminating to his most recent role as Division Director, Off-Premise Channel, Southern Glazer's of Delaware.
"John is a model leader and embodies Southern Glazer's FAMILY Values," said Scott Oppenheimer, President, East Region, Southern Glazer's. "His passion for mentorship and fostering an inclusive work environment will help ensure continued growth in Delaware."
Mr. Aiello is succeeding Jim Miller whose retirement was announced earlier this year. Both have worked closely to ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities.