News Briefs for November 2, 2015November 2, 2015
•Rick Tigner has been appointed CEO of Jackson Family Wines (JFW), according to Sonoma County news reports. Tigner, a 25-year company veteran, was previously president, a position he’d held since 2010. Hugh Reimers, who had been JFW’s COO since 2011, has been promoted to replace Tigner as president. In his new role, Reimers—who originally joined JFW in 2009—now will oversee global sales and marketing in addition to all production activities. Former CEO Don Hartford, who is married to JFW founder Jess Jackson’s oldest daughter, Jenny, will continue to serve as the company’s vice chairman. In his new post, Tigner will report to Hartford and Barbara Banke, Jackson’s widow. Banke remains chairman and proprietor of the Santa Rosa, California-based JFW.
•Illinois-based restaurant and bar chain Cooper’s Hawk is entering the Maryland market with a new Annapolis location. According to local news reports, the roughly 9,800-square-foot outpost will span two stories at the Annapolis Towne Centre shopping complex and is set to open this spring. Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant & Winery, which produces its own range of Cooper’s Hawk wines at its suburban Chicago headquarters, currently operates around 20 eateries across Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.
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