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Stoli Bolsters Leadership Team With Trio Of Industry Veterans

June 21, 2013

Stoli Group USA has added three new executives to its leadership team, appointing Michael Misiorski as CFO/senior vice president of finance; Lori Tieszen as senior vice president of marketing for U.S. operations; and Brad Gietter as regional vice president of sales for the West. All three arrive at the recently formed Stoli USA with more than 25 years of drinks industry experience.

Misiorski joins Stoli USA from Bacardi, where he was formerly CFO/senior vice president of finance for North America. Tieszen, meanwhile, was most recently executive director of Wines Of Chile USA. Prior to that, she worked with Stoli USA president John Esposito at Moët Hennessy USA. Her appointment was originally announced in April. Gietter also spent time at Moët Hennessy USA, and also held key sales and marketing posts at Seagram, Diageo and Tanteo Spirits.

Stoli USA, a subsidiary of SPI Group, will begin handling SPI-owned Stolichnaya vodka in January 2014. Esposito has said he expects to assemble an organization of 70-90 people by September of this year.

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