Alcohol sales and marketing company Wilson Daniels has made three key signings to help to relaunch its national accounts division. Chris Pedersen, Thomas Galli, and Brian Phillips will take up roles as National Accounts Director for Western, Eastern, and Central U.S. respectively, helping to drive the company’s on- and off-premises business in their regions.
"I'm proud to introduce the newest members of the Wilson Daniels family," says WD President Rocco Lombardo, who will oversee the new directors. "By investing in the national accounts segment with the hires of Chris, Tom, and Brian, we're actively strengthening the core of our business to enhance our go to market capabilities and ensure continued growth well into the future."
Mr. Pedersen comes to Wilson Daniels from YMCO, where, as Director of National Accounts, he managed its corporate hotel business across 10 states. He has worked in a range of fine wine sales roles, including for Young’s Market Company and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.
Mr. Galli has experience in marketing, regional sales and national accounts, at management and directorship level. He most recently served as Director of Hotels & Casinos for Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits.
Mr. Phillips is an Advanced Sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers, and has held a wide range of hospitality roles across Texas and Florida. He has spent the last seven years with Darden Restaurant Brands, where he transitioned from an operating partner to a corporate role, most recently serving as Director of Beverage.