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WSWA To Honor Industry Giants Alan Dreeben And Gerry Ruvo

March 23, 2017

Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) partner Alan Dreeben and Campari America chairman Gerry Ruvo will be recognized with special awards at this year’s Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America convention in Orlando, to be held April 18-21. Dreeben, a leader within the middle tier for decades who has helped build RNDC into a distribution powerhouse with more than $7 billion in annual sales, will be presented with WSWA’s Lifetime Leadership Award. Each year, the Lifetime Leadership Award recognizes a wholesaler whose career has been marked by exemplary contributions to the beverage industry, the WSWA and his community.

Gerry Ruvo, a nearly 40-year industry veteran and a driving force behind the expansion of Campari America over the past two decades, will be honored by the WSWA Educational Foundation with the Sidney Frank Innovation Award. The Sidney Frank Innovation Award is presented to industry members whose contributions to the drinks business have been accompanied by noteworthy philanthropic efforts and community service.

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