Meet The Team
These are the people that make things happen around our office! Each with their own unique set of experiences, collectively they have one major thing in common: a vast appreciation for wine.
Pino Piscitelli, PresidentAs the company President, Pino oversees the daily operations of the Agency. Born and raised in the wine industry, Pino took over the Agency from his father many years ago and has steered it towards steady growth throughout the years. While Italian wine remains his favourite, Pino has a nose for finding high-value products all over the world.
Leda Laze, Office ManagerAs one of the Agency's longest standing employees, Leda is often the first point of contact in our office. She keeps us organized and on our toes! Leda has a huge appreciation for food and wine - outside of the office she loves to enjoy a Super Tuscan.
Rick Lowen, Logistics ManagerRick has experience beyond his years in the wine and spirits business, and is responsible for logistics at Wine Lovers. From managing our LCBO Specialty Services relationships to making sure our customers get what they need when they need it, Rick is a valuable member of the WIne Lovers team.
Jennifer Clarke, Sales and Marketing ManagerJennifer brings 10 years of industry experience to the team, having worked with a large national agency in brand management, and smaller provincial based agencies in sales and logistics. Jennifer brings these skills to bear in her role here seeking out and capitalizing on opportunities for sales and growth on shelf, in the licensee market and in the future.
Warner Bennett, District Manager (Toronto Downtown)In the time Warner has been with the Agency, he has brought on a number of new clients and made significant contributions to our diversifying portfolio. When he's not selling wine, you'll find him enjoying a Spanish blend or a bottle of Brunello.
Lars Wandler, District Manager (Toronto & GTA West)Lars has been in the wine business for 15 years, spending the bulk of it in the Toronto and GTA West area. With eyes firmly on your beverage program objectives, he will engage with you and explore your options for enhancing program outcomes. Lars's favourite glass of wine is a bubbly one.
Rob Beardall, District Manager (Ottawa)Ottawa's wine guy! Rob handles all of our sales in the Ottawa region.
Cindy Sands, District Manager (Georgian Triangle/Muskokas)Cindy takes care of of our clientele located well north of the city. After spending almost 20 years in the hospitality industry in different capacities, she now specializes in wine. Cindy has a huge appreciation for both local wines as well as imports - bubbles specifically!
Joe Sherman, District Manager (Durham Region & Northumberland)From Whitby, all the way to Cobourg and beyond, Joe takes care of our clients East of the GTA. He's got a nose for value wines and ensures his customers have a great selection. Joe fell in love with the wine industry four years ago and actively helps his son with his own restaurants.
Hilde Singer, LCBO District Manager (Southern Ontario)Hilde supports the growth of our products in both the Wines and Vintages categories. She looks after new listings, builds key relationships, product placements and promoting the Wine Lovers portfolio. She has a broad appreciation of the fine wines of the world.
Paul Singer, Licensee Product SpecialistPaul not only promotes the Wine Lovers portfolio among the finest restaurants and resorts, he also blogs about any wine region or wines that move him (@thewinebaron!).
Don Hickey, District manager, PeterboroughWith 10 plus years in the wine and spirits business Don prides himself on delivering exceptional customer service, and is dedicated to acknowledging each individual customer's needs.
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