Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Promotes Restaurant Industry Veteran to VP of Sales

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines announces the promotion of Salvatore Spena to the newly-created position of Vice President of Sales, Eastern Region effective immediately. In his new role Spena will be responsible for all states East of the Mississippi.

Spena joined Shannon Ridge in June 2014 as Northeast Region Sales Manager, bringing over 20 years of wine sales and restaurant experience.  Prior to joining Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Sal was general manager at Robert’s Steakhouse of New York. Earlier in his career Spena was the Senior Marketing Associate at Sysco Foods of Philadelphia, where he won several sales awards and was named “Rookie of the Year” in 2008.

“Sal has an amazing work ethic and is very committed to his job and family,” said Angie Bigham, Vice President, National Sales Manager for Shannon Ridge Family of Wines. “We are excited to see all the things that he will accomplish at Shannon Ridge”.

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines has been increasing their national sales force. This position takes a giant step towards completing that task, leaving the Northeast Region Manager to be named.

Spena is humbled and grateful for his promotion. “Continuing the great progress we’ve already made on a national level, Shannon Ridge Family of Wines is uniquely positioned for excellent growth” said Spena.  “I look forward to working with our wonderful regional managers and fabulous distributors in taking our wines to the next level.”

Spena attended Widener University in Pennsylvania. Fluent in Italian, conversational in Spanish, he is based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.