M.S. Walker has recently appointed Tom Conte as the company’s first Director of On-Premise National Accounts.
He will be spearheading sales efforts with national bar and restaurant properties for M.S. Walker’s growing portfolio of nationally-represented and produced spirit brands. Brands he will be responsible for include St. Elder Natural Elderflower Liqueur, West Cork Distillers, Pogues Irish Whiskey, Mezcales de Leyenda, Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal, Grand Mayan Tequila, Monteru French Brandy, Grand Macnish and more.
Conte most recently served as Regional Sales Manager and Director of National On-Premise accounts at Serralles USA.
Conte joins M.S. Walker with more than 40 years of experience in the spirits industry after holding both Regional and National Sales positions with Schenley Industries and Distilleria Stock before spending the last nine years at Serralles. His four decades of experience includes directly managing distributors, determining marketing goals and budgets, supervising sales teams, distributor alignment, leading sales meetings and distributor training seminars, and new product launches on the national level.
“Tom joins our growing team at an exciting time for the Company as we are rapidly expanding our portfolio of nationally-represented brands,” says Gary Shaw, Executive Vice President of National Sales at M.S. Walker. “His experience and leadership will allow us to continue to propel our expanded presence on a national level with chain on-premise accounts.”
M.S. Walker currently serves as the national importer for nearly a dozen brands from around the world, as well as operates a spirit production facility in Boston, MA, for a growing number of premium spirit brands.