Team members list
:: OFFICE TEAM ::

Peter Scott

Peter Scott
President & CEO
Peter joined PPW in 1991 as Mid-Western Regional Manager, then National Sales Manager and became CEO in 2001. Previously he had worked in Wine Retail and Wholesale as well as in the restaurant business. He holds a BA from the University of Virginia

Rattan Mirchandi

Rattan Mirchandani
CFO

Mr. Paul Mugnier

Paul Mugnier
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Paul joined Premium Port Wines in 1999 as team leader for Account Managers across the country. After finishing his BA at Tulane University, he worked in the restaurant business and fine wine distributors in New Orleans and San Francisco He now manages the U.S. Sales team from the company’s San Francisco Office.

David

David Meservey
Marketing Services Manager
Dave joined PPW in 2017. He has been in the wine industry for over 7 years having worked for Rutherford Ranch, Total Wine & More, and Fetzer Vineyards. He currently oversees the marketing team out of PPW's San Francisco Office.

 

Hugh Symington
Marketing Coordinator
Hugh, a 5th generation member of the Symington family, grew up in Porto before going to school in the UK, where he was awarded a BSc. He joined the marketing department at Premium Port Wines in November of 2017, and now also manages the Caribbean market.

Ashley

Ashley Maisel
Marketing Assistant
While working on her BBA and MFA, Ashley gained wine knowledge and expreince working in restaurants and a wine shop throughout San Francisco. She joined the Premium Port team in 2018 as Marketing Assistant.

Mable Alec

Mable Aliac
Accounting Manager

 

Tracy Dillman
Office Manager

 

:: SALES TEAM ::

Judson Carroll

Jud Carroll
Northwest Regional Sales Manager

Jud joined PPW in 2013. A Seattle native with a University of Washington BA and wonderful family (wife Wende, daughter Kayla, son in law Trevor and son Gage). 21 years in the adult beverage service/distribution trade from bartending/food service to sales rep/management at restaurants/distributors in Seattle. This led to a 14 year position as NW Regional Sales Manager at Freixenet USA. He is very thankful for his 6th year of representing Port, the Douro, Alentejo and Madeira adding up to 20 years celebrating the Iberian peninsula.

John L

John Linklater
South Central Regional Sales Manager, On Premise National Accounts Manager

Kurt

Kurt Reming
Northeastern Regional Sales Manager, 

Kurt spent several years in the financial services industry before opening a fine wine shop in Beverly, MA in 2002 eventually moving to the import side for the last 10 years first with Pasternak Wine Imports and then Premium Port which he joined as NE Sales Manager in March of 2015.

Brandy

Brandy Bradshaw Robinson
Rocky Mountain Regional Sales Manager

Brandy Bradshaw Robinson has 20 years of experience in the wine business, beginning with distribution then moving onto the supplier side.  Starting as many in the wine world do, with new world wines, it was Brandy’s curiosity of old world wines led to her passion for Port and Portuguese wines.  Brandy has been with Premium Port Wines since 2014.

Craig M

Craig Moore
Western Regional Sales Manager

John H

John Harford
Midwest Regional Sales Manager

John Harford lives in Riverside, IL, and has been with PPW since March 2016. Previously worked as Midwest Regional Mgr for Evaton for a year, and was a Portfolio Manager and Sales Consultant for 8 yrs prior to that with SGWS-IL / Signature Division. John has an MA in French from Middlebury College of Vermont and a BA in French from Loyola University Chicago. John enjoys: hanging out with his family--wife Erika, son Frankie (7), daughter Annie (5); cooking; reading; wine.

Susanna

Susanna Loh
Southeast Regional Sales Manager

After College and MFA studies, Susanna lived in France and Morocco where she fell in love with food; returning to the US to work as a chef in the Northeast. Moving to the wine industry was a natural fit and pairing food and wine is a great joy. She has been selling Portuguese wines for over 15 years. As a Certified Specialist in Wine she joined Premium Port in 2018. When she's not extoling her love for wine and what you should drink with your dessert, you will find her playing Hickory Golf in the beautiful Sandhills of North Carolina.  

Paulo Fernandes
Eastern Account Manager

Eric

Eric Fountain
Western Account Manager

Eric came to PPW with past experience as sales director for Kathryn Kennedy Winery and as an independent broker representing Italian, French, Australian, and domestic wineries.  He has worked in vineyards and cellars, and assisted marketing and education programs for the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association. Eric lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

Lyle Kula
Eastern Regional Manager

Lyle Kula’s childhood fascination with explosives naturally led to an early career blasting out vineyards in the Douro Valley.  After a devastating injury riding the super massive waves of Praia do Norte ended his surfing career, Lyle naturally followed his wine industry connections to Brooklyn where he was destined to sell the infamous and diverse Symington Family Estate Portfolio with Premium Port Wines

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