TricorBraun WinePak (, North America's leading wine bottle distributor, has hired David Jewell to the position of vice president of WinePak operations, according to Andrew Bottene, senior vice president at TricorBraun WinePak.

"David has a wealth of experience in the wine business," Bottene says. "He is an important addition to our continued growth."

Prior to joining TricorBraun WinePak, Jewell spent nine years in finance and operations positions at Constellation Brands. In his last two years at Constellation, he led a continuous improvement team focused on process improvement projects, education and training, and tools and metrics improvement. Prior to that, Jewell was involved with the expansion of a Mexican brewery and glass plant and in operations strategy focused on grape sourcing, production footprint, capital spending, acquisition analysis and integration.

"As an organization, we are focused on not simply being a distributor of products, but a supplier of value," Bottene says. "Adding talent like David's is key to the future of our continued success."

TricorBraun WinePak has sales of more than $150 million and its Fairfield, California, facility features more than 360,000 square feet of warehouse space and a $2-million auto repacking system. The company has additional warehousing space throughout the major wine growing regions in America and Canada.