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April 18, 2015 3:47 PM ET


Company Overview of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.

Company Overview

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. markets, promotes, merchandises, and distributes wines, spirits, beers, and other alcoholic beverages. The company serves chain and independent retail and restaurant customers through its distribution centers in the United States. Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. was formerly known as Shaw-Ross Importers, Inc. and changed its name to Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. in July 1987. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida with accounts offices in Orlando, Florida; and Cerritos, California. It has operations in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kentuc...

1600 N.W. 163rd Street

Miami, FL 33169

United States

Founded in 1968





Key Executives for Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 58
Vice President of Finance & Administration
Age: 67
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President and President of Wine Division
Age: 78
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Key Developments

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Appoints Jim Miller as Vice President and General Manager for the Delaware Division

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. announced that it has named Jim Miller as the new vice president, or VP, and general manager for the Delaware division. In his new position, Miller will report to Brad Vassar, executive vice president and COO of Southern. Miller joined Southern's Delaware operation in 1987 as a salesperson for the company. Over the next 27 years, Miller assumed a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including 17 years as Division Director. He most recently served as vice president, General Sales Manager in the market since 2012. Prior to working at the company worked for two other Delaware distributorships.

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Appoints Andrew Gergel as Vice President, General Manager for the Maryland and Washington, D.C. Divisions

Brad Vassar, executive vice president, chief operating officer, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. announced the appointment of Andrew Gergel as vice president, general manager for the Maryland and Washington, D.C. divisions; effective immediately. In his new position, Gergel will report to Vassar. Gergel joined Southern in 2004 in the New York market as District Sales Manager, winning multiple company and supplier awards during his service there until 2010. Later that year, Gergel moved to Maryland and served as the division District Manager On-Premise, until 2012, when he was promoted to division director, On-Premise. As an accomplished professional with experience in sales, marketing, account development and a proven record for building a strong rapport with suppliers and customers, he was appointed vice president, general sales manager for the Maryland and Washington, D.C. markets in 2014.

ROK Drinks Partner with Southern Wine & Spirits for US Launch of Bogart's English Gin

ROK Stars PLC has announced its ROK Drinks division has partnered with Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. for the distribution of Bogart's English Gin in the United States, starting in Las Vegas in March 2015.

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