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Jahn To Retire From Southern Glazer’s At End Of 2019

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Last updated on March 25th, 2021 at 07:18 pm

Michael Jahn, EVP and GM in Arizona and New Mexico for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, a distributor of beverage alcohol, will retire at the end of 2019.

Jahn has been with the company for 34 years, holding various roles of increasing responsibility. Starting with the company in 1985 as a brand manager in California, Jahn also served as an executive wine manager in California before being promoted into leadership positions in Arizona and then later New Mexico.

“Over three decades with the company, Michael has helped solidify and strengthen our relationships with suppliers and customers across the West region,” “We have been fortunate to have someone of his caliber and experience leading two important markets for the company and we wish him much happiness in his retirement,” said Patrick Daul, president-West Region for Southern Glazer’s.

Beginning in January 2020, Tom Boyle, currently SVP and GM of sales for Phoenix, will become the new EVP and GM of Arizona. Greg Templeton, currently the director of sales for New Mexico, will become the EVP and GM of New Mexico. Both men will report to Daul.

“Michael is one of our most dedicated leaders, serving as a role model in terms of character and delivering results,” said Brad Vassar, COO of Southern Glazer’s. “While he has set a high bar for excellence, I am confident that Tom and Greg will do a great job building on the foundation of success Michael has established in their respective markets.”

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is a multi-generational family-owned company. The company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada and the Caribbean and employs more than 20,000 team members. It has dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, and Miami, Florida.

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