Shaw-Ross International Importers Announces Future Leadership Changes

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Vice President Scott Jove will become President by January 2023 with the support of General Manager Bruce Hunter.

Miami, Florida, November 1, 2022 Shaw-Ross International Importers (Shaw-Ross), one of the country’s leading importers representing more than thirty prestigious suppliers worldwide, today announced a planned transition of its management team, with Scott Jove, currently Vice President, Sales and Marketing , to become the company’s chairman in January 2023. Bruce

Hunter, Managing Director, will remain in his current role until the end of 2023, working closely with Mr. Jove to ensure a smooth transition. After his term as Chief Executive ends and from 2024, Mr. Hunter will remain with the company as a Senior Advisor.

As President, Mr. Jove will lead all aspects of the business with a focus on sales, marketing and supplier relations. Mr. Jove joined Shaw-Ross in 2015 as Director, Business Strategy, and was appointed to his current role of Vice President, Sales and Marketing in 2017. In this role, Mr. Jove successfully brought new perspective to the sales team. at Shaw Ross.

“I am incredibly honored to be part of an organization with such a great history,” commented Mr. Jove. “Thanks to Bruce’s leadership, industry knowledge and dedication to our industry, Shaw-Ross has grown from a small business to now representing the best wines and spirits in the world brands in the US market. I want to thank Bruce for his continued mentorship and look forward to continue to work with him to contribute to the long-term success of Shaw-Ross.

Mr. Jove holds a BA from Duke University and a JD and MBA from the University of Miami. Prior to joining Shaw-Ross, Scott spent time in the financial services industry with Grant Thornton and in management consulting with AT Kearney. A licensed attorney in the State of Florida, Mr. Jove brings to Shaw-Ross a unique set of skills that allowed him to play a major role in the company’s recent restructuring.

Bruce Hunter joined Shaw-Ross in 1995 as Executive Vice President, Director of Wines. He was named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer in 1998 and oversaw the expansion of the marketing department by developing a professional brand management structure. Mr. Hunter was appointed Managing Director in 2004. He brings 52 years of national and international experience in the wine and spirits industry, beginning in 1970 with Almaden Vineyards and then with Parrott and Company in 1973, of which he was the president from 1984 to 1995.

“Scott has what it takes to lead Shaw-Ross and his great team into the future,” Hunter said. “His commitment to innovation, his unwavering integrity and ethics, and his focus on building a team of creative professionals, will make him an excellent leader. I look forward to working closely with him and seeing with pride the results of his leadership.”

About Shaw-Ross International Importers

Founded in 1968 as a boutique importer of wines and spirits representing a handful of brands, Shaw-Ross is a leading national importer representing over thirty suppliers worldwide whose brands enjoy comprehensive national distribution through a network of exceptional wholesalers.

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