CORRECTING and REPLACING Vice-Presidents Named at Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd

Recognition for Continual Success Frederick Wildman and Sons

NEW YORK--()--Please replace the release due to changes to the paragraph about Martin Sinkoff.

The corrected release reads:


Recognition for Continual Success

Richard Cacciato, President and CEO of Frederick Wildman and Sons announces most recent internal promotions in view of the continued and steady development and success of the company. The personnel promotions are effective April 1, 2014.

James DiCicco, Vice-President, Finance, came to Wildman in October of 2005 in the position of controller. With his command of accounting principles and procedures, he re-organized the department achieving cost efficiencies and streamlining processes.

Benjamin (a.k.a ‘Benjy’) Kirschner, Vice-President, Domestic Portfolio and Metro New York Key Account Manager, joined Wildman in February of 2000 as a Sales Representative in our Metro New York Wholesale Division. Very quickly he developed into one of our leading representatives with a territory of many of the highest visibility, on-premise accounts throughout the City. Along with his sales ability and knack of forming strong relationships, Benjy exhibited a strong tendency towards Domestic Wineries. In March 2011 he was promoted to the position of Domestic Portfolio-Key Account Manager Wholesale Division. He has been instrumental in recruiting high profile properties and has been the force in the development of our Domestic Portfolio.

Kevin Murphy, Vice-President Director of Operations, started with Wildman in December of 2006 as Purchasing Manager/Inventory Analyst. He quickly took command of his area of responsibility making great strides in inventory management and streamlining purchasing. His efforts resulted in increased inventory turnover and better management of stocks. He also exhibited a keen sense of operations. In April of 2011 he was promoted to Director of Operations. In this position, he has re-organized the department integrating the National and Wholesale Sales Service areas and defined areas of responsibility between departments.

Bill Seawright, Vice-President Northern Division Manager, has been with Wildman for over a decade, having joined Wildman in April 2002. He gained responsibility of the Empire (NYS) region in 2006 and his success in both of these positions earned him a promotion to North Eastern Regional Director-National Brands Division in April of 2008. Bill’s efforts, organizational skills and drive have been influential in the growth and development of Frederick Wildman & Sons. In Nov. 2013 he was given further responsibility for the newly formed Northern Division comprised of the entire portfolio.

John Sellar, Vice-President Director of Business Development, joined Wildman in April 1997 as a Sales Representative in Metro New York with a territory in Manhattan. His star value came into view quickly as he grew his territory exponentially in a very short period of time. Promoted to AVP General Sales Manager Metro NY Wholesale Division in 2007, he brought a great deal of salesmanship and organizational skill to this division resulting in aggressive growth and profitability. His business acumen earned him the promotion to Director of Business Development presiding over all three wholesale divisions.

Martin Sinkoff, Vice-President Director of Marketing, arrived at Wildman in September of 2008 after a long and successful career in the Fine Wine Business. Martin began in Dallas, Texas, where he founded the Fine Wine Division at Glazers Wholesale. He spent time in Bordeaux working alongside Alexis Lichine and he is the veteran of two Fine Wine companies he founded. Just prior to Wildman he spent a number of years with Pasternak as the Director of Marketing Fine Wine Division. He has brought educational expertise which has added value to all our properties.

“All these exceptional promotions have been implemented in recognition of the contribution these individuals have made to the success of Wildman,” said Richard Cacciato, president of Frederick Wildman and Sons, “and also to continue to strengthen our existing management team and enhance our ability to compete in this very challenging environment.”

Future additions and promotions—of personnel and brands—are forthcoming! Moving forward continues to be the key to continued success for Frederick Wildman and Sons, a company positioned strategically to meet the forefront of change.


Importers of fine wines and spirits since 1934 Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd., is committed to excellence. The familiar Wildman oval found on every bottle sold is recognized around the world as a symbol of quality assurance. The company has become what Frederick Wildman's president and CEO Richard Cacciato calls "the biggest little wine company in America."

Frederick Wildman and Sons, ltd., portfolio of brands includes: ITALY: Abbona, Ca’ Bianca, Ca’ Donini, Castello Monaci, Cavicchioli, Conti Formentini, Fattoria dei Barbi, Folonari, La Scolca, Lamberti, Le Chiuse, Le Ragose, Marchesi di Barolo, Melini, Nino Negri, Pellegrino, Tenuta Rapitala, Re Manfredi, Santi; FRANCE: Champagne Pol Roger, Chateau Fuisse/Vincent Selections, Chateau La Lagune, Chateau St. Sulpice, Armand Rousseau, Christian Moreau Pere et Fils, Domaine Faiveley, Jacques Prieur, Marc Roman, Olivier Leflaive, Hugel et Fils, Pascal Jolivet, Paul Jaboulet Aine, Hecht & Bannier, Stephane Aviron,; ARGENTINA: Astica, Luigi Bosca, Finca La Linda, Michel Torino, Cuma, ; SPAIN: El Coto de Rioja, Baron de Ley, Castro Martin, Museum, Maximo; GERMANY: Egon Muller/Chateau Bela, Wittmann; AUSTRIA: Grooner; Fritsch; NEW ZEALAND: Glazebrook; PORTUGAL: Churchill’s and Churchill Estate; SPIRITS: Chartreuse, Edinburgh Gin, Pig’s Nose, Sheep Dip, Vertical Vodka.

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Frederick Wildman and Sons
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Frederick Wildman and Sons
Odila Gáler-Noël, (212) 230 0911