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Brett Bauer joins rapidly expanding Wyoming bourbon brand
KIRBY, WY (Mar. 29, 2016)— Wyoming Whiskey, maker of award-winning Small Batch Bourbon, has hired Brett Bauer as area manager for the Midwest territory.
Brett will be responsible for managing on-premise and off-premise accounts and key chain accounts in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota & Indiana.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in 2001, Brett began his nearly-fifteen-year career within the adult beverage industry. Brett has been responsible for as many as fourteen Midwestern states throughout this time, working on both the distributor and supplier side. In 2009, Brett propelled his career by earning his MBA with distinction from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
He began his career with Union Beverage, a distributor out of Chicago. Brett later moved on to the supplier side, representing the family owned wineries Don Sebastiani & Sons and Delicato Family Vineyards. More recently, prior to joining Wyoming Whiskey, Brett represented spirit brands including: Kindred Spirits, Karlsson's Vodka, International Beverage, and 375 Park Ave.
“Brett’s account relationships and internal distributor relations will accelerate Wyoming Whiskey activations in these markets,” said WW National Sales Director, Frank Sacca. “His ability to train and educate the trade and consumer will be a critical asset to continue the rapid growth of Wyoming Whiskey throughout the Midwest.”
Brett enjoys baseball, disc golf, reading, and coaching youth sports. Brett has been married to his wife, Kristen, for nearly 10 years and they have two sons named Douglas (6) and Arthur (3). They reside in Oswego, IL.
"I am very excited to be joining such a great organization and to use my education, experience, and passion towards building such a wonderful brand across the Midwest," said Bauer.
Those interested in Wyoming Whiskey within the Midwest territory, please contact Brett directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Wyoming Whiskey
Based in Kirby, Wyoming, Wyoming Whiskey has a simple goal: to create America’s next great bourbon. The company and product is a collaboration between its partners and 97,818 square miles of Wyoming. The Mead family first came to Wyoming as ranchers in 1890 and the state defines them, and their whiskey. They use the finest corn, wheat, barley, and water from the Big Horn Basin and promote Wyoming’s natural and human resources. Every drop of this bourbon is 100% Wyoming. To learn more, visit http://www.wyomingwhiskey.com.