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Henry Wine Going B2B

Henry Wine Going B2B – Brief Article

The Henry Wine Group, a California fine wine distributor has announced the hiring of Rick Laforet as vice president of information technology. Laforet comes to The Henry Wine Group after a 20-year career at Electronic Data Systems, where he developed a wide range of international experience in telecommunications, financial services and Internet applications.

“Rick’s Internet experience at EDS will make him a valuable player for The Henry Wine Group,” said Fred Reno, president, The Henry Wine Group. “As we focus on business-to-business transactions, Rick will be a key player in helping us meet these new challenges.”

Laforet will work closely with Reno to design and implement an e-commerce business plan.

The Henry Wine Group has been recognized during the past five years within the wine industry as a pioneer in its efforts to integrate information technology into its business practice. Founded in 1985 by Warner Henry, the company believes in developing strategies for its supplier partners that can then be implemented in the market to achieve their individual strategic brand plans.

The job search for Laforet was completed using LeadersOnline (Leaders!), a leading Web-based e-Cruiting solution from Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. For more information about Leaders! visit the Web site at leadersonline.com.

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