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Southern Glazer's announces new senior appointments

American beverage alcohol distributor Southern Glazer's Wines & Spirits has announced the appointment of a new senior team member.

Jamie Gruwer has taken on the role of vice president, suppliers and customer collaboration, as of 1 January 2021. In her new role she will report to Mark Chaplin, Southern Glazer's vice president, sales and marketing.

Ms Gruwer will be responsible for delivering collaboration programmes that deliver both savings and additional revenue-generating opportunities for Southern Glazer's. This will include identifying and driving opportunities in commercial, supply chain and operations, enterprise technology partners, digital commerce, human resources and finance.

Since joining the company from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2016, she has also served as senior director, supply chain and operations strategy, and vice president of supplier synergy.

Mark Chaplin said: "Jamie's cross-functional background and experience makes her the ideal leader to help us find new and innovative ways to collaborate and deliver value to our supporters and customers. This expanded value-added capability will enable us to improve the effectiveness of our partner relationships and continue to develop best-in-class business solutions together."

The announcement of Ms Gruwer's new role follows Southern Glazer's appointment of Tim Anderson as senior vice president and general manager of Kansas and Iowa. Mr Anderson, who has been senior vice president and general manager of Kansas since 2012, will continue reporting to Scott Westerman, executive vice president of the North Central Sub Region. He replaces John D'Attoma, who has recently retired.

Scott Westerman said: "Tim has been a proven leader over the course of his 14-year career at Southern Glazer's and has been extremely successful in his leadership of Kansas. I am confident that he will only continue to build upon our success in the state of Iowa."

12 January 2021 - Bethany Whymark