CONCORD, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - BevMo!, the ultimate neighborhood specialty beverage retailer, today announced three significant additions to the company's executive team. Bob Paulinski has been appointed to the role of Senior Vice President of Wine, Tom Smallhorn has been named Vice President of Exclusive Product and Brand Development, and Mike Allen will join BevMo! as Regional Vice President of Stores for Northern California, Arizona, and Washington.
"We are very excited to be adding such experienced industry leaders to our team as part of our ongoing growth strategy," said BevMo! CEO Alan Johnson. "Bob, Tom and Mike all bring a strong mix of experience, leadership and success that reinforces BevMo!'s commitment to having the most knowledgeable and passionate experts."
Bob Paulinski brings more than thirty years of industry experience to his new role as BevMo!'s Senior Vice President of Wine. Paulinski's experience is diverse, with positions ranging from a start up independent retailer, to leadership roles in the club and grocery channels. Most recently, he transformed the beverage alcohol business for Winn-Dixie Stores (Bi-Lo Holdings) as the Category Director for Wine/Spirits/Beer.
Tom Smallhorn joins BevMo! as Vice President of Exclusive Product and Brand Development, where he will spearhead BevMo!'s exclusive brands across wine, beer, spirits and more. Smallhorn brings over fifteen years experience in the beverage industry, much of that in wine. In his previous position as the Vice President of Marketing at Treasury Wine Estates, Smallhorn developed and managed the innovation portfolio, including the launch of breakthrough brands such as Skinny Vine, Los Hermanos and Colby Red. Prior to joining Treasury Wine Estates, Smallhorn was the Senior Vice President of Marketing at popchips, responsible for all aspects of marketing and introduced four new flavors of popchips.
BevMo! is also happy to welcome Mike Allen as Regional Vice President of Stores for Northern California, Arizona, and Washington. Allen has more than 20 years of store operations experience in the beverage industry with companies including Safeway and Cost Plus World Market, where he spent the majority of his career. Allen comes to BevMo! most recently from Grocery Outlet Stores where he was Director of Sales and Merchandising. In his new role, Allen will lead the team in achieving operational excellence and outstanding customer experience.
BevMo! is the leading alcoholic beverage-lifestyle specialty retailer in the western United States and among the largest in the country. With 145 stores across California, Arizona and Washington, BevMo! provides a uniquely friendly and welcoming environment for competitively priced alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and "goes with" products such as specialty foods and snacks, cigars, glassware and related bar and wine accessories.