John Sweet is promoted to Director of Grocery Sales for PA, and Lee Kuehn is promoted to Regional Manager for Western PA.
We triple our warehouse and office space to accommodate the growing business. Rob Reese, Luis Vasco, and Paul Karp are promoted to State Managers to assist in overseeing the growing sales team. Ryan Fonash, formerly a sales rep (with a background in IT), is promoted to Director of Information Systems to manage the company’s investment in technology and streamline processes and procedures.
Paul Zientek becomes a partner in the company.
Big changes at Vintage Imports! In spring of 2014, Paul Zientek completes the purchase of the company from Neal Snydman, accelerating Vintage into our next phase. The previous several years have been very successful, and Paul invests heavily back into the company to make sure we keep our edge – having the best wine, the best people, and the best service.
We launch our first website!
Steve Pinchuk joins Vintage Imports as Sales Manager for the growing sales team
Patrick Bradley joins Vintage Imports as Operations Manager
Paul Zientek, a former colleague of Neal’s is tapped to be Vice President. Paul had been working with the Lauber family – the first non-family executive – building and growing Lauber Imports for 14 years, and brought with him a wealth of contacts and relationships. Shortly after Paul’s joining, Vintage expands in to the quickly-growing New Jersey sales market, where we have been quite successful.
With continued growth over the past years, comes a growing need for warehouse space, trucks, employees, etc. In 1996, Vintage moved into the the space where we are today (though we have expanded into additional units since then). A real warehouse, a forklift… It’s beginning to look like a real company!
Two big things are realized: 1) Delaware is only 35 minutes south of Philadelphia, Vintage’s primary market at the time. 2) There are only six wine & spirits wholesalers in Delaware! By the fall of 1990, Vintage Imports was now distributing to DE as well as PA.