Wine and spirits distributor The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) has announced that Gus Bozzo will join the organization as the vice president, national retail effective Sept. 9, 2013. In this new role, Mr. Bozzo will be responsible for aligning with CSG’s suppliers to deliver sales priorities with national retail customers.
“Gus brings a wealth of national retail experience and sales management leadership to this important position,” says Bob Catalani, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, The Charmer Sunbelt Group. “In this role, Gus will enhance our local market execution in key chains across our network.”
Mr. Bozzo joins The Charmer Sunbelt Group from Brown Forman Corporation where he spent 15 years, most recently as the Director, Grocery Channel. He began his career with E&J Gallo Winery where he spent 9 years holding various sales and leadership roles in San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Bozzo then joined Constellation (formerly the Canandaigua Wine Company) as the West region sales manager, responsible for recruiting, training and managing a field sales organization. He then led the creation of a National Accounts – Off Premise team as the National Accounts Director at Pete’s Brewing Company. From there, Mr. Bozzo joined Brown Forman progressing in a variety of roles including Vice President Managing Director for the West Region, and Vice President Managing Director Strategic Accounts.