QUARTER III PIONEER FAMILY | TEXAS
Outstanding Sales Representative: Ed Gardiner
"I would like to give a shout out to Ed Gardiner for going above and beyond in his role as a new rep to the industry. Ed has extensive restaurant experience and has never worked selling wine for a distributor, but has grasped the role and has taken lead in his route. Not only does he know his wine he is also a talented musician."
- Clint Cobb, Director of Off-Premise Sales Houston
Outstanding Sales Representative: Ryan Fussell
"Ryan joined the Pioneer team almost a year ago, in the middle of OND, and has really hit his stride. He spent many years on the hospitality and restaurant side, and has always said that the experience of being a buyer taught him exactly how (and how not to) sell to and service accounts, and this couldn't be more true. He manages to balance a little bit of everything--his route consists of large scale retail, on-premise accounts, and some chain accounts. He also focuses on spirits for the Fort Worth area market, making himself available to help his team out with presentations and creating cocktails for accounts. Ryan has an incredible drive and work ethic--I have to argue with him about taking a break or time for himself to avoid burnout! Luckily, he is doing just that just before October hits--he got married on September 24th and he and his beautiful new bride Audrey are off on their honeymoon."
- Emily Villanueva, Fort Worth Area Manager
Upcoming Employment Anniversaries in Quarter IV
Stephen Caronna - 2 years
Courtney Sullivan - 2 years
Lockwyn Morgan - 2 years
Louis Villanueva - 1 year
Randy Halford - 1 year
Daniel Plunkett - 1 year
Upcoming Birthdays in Quarter IV
Timothy Owney Jr.
Juan Maldonado Jr.