January 7, 2014 – FlemingMartin is pleased to announce the completion of their search for Zephyr Express’ new General Manager. Stephen Waller joins Zephyr Express at a time of expansion for the company, and will aid in Zephyr’s continued growth.
Mr. Waller brings over thirty years of operations experience in the distribution and logistics industry to this role. Prior to Zephyr Express, Mr. Waller was Chief Operating Officer for WineDirect, a Direct-to-Consumer wine marketing channel, providing technology and 3PL services to wineries and Internet wine retailers/agents. Stephen was also CEO of Midnite Express, a logistics and express transportation company based in Los Angeles, with 7 offices worldwide that focused mainly on logistics and fulfillment for major film studios. Stephen also spent 26 years as an executive with DHL. He was one of their first employees in Europe and reported to the CEO as SVP of Strategic Development. Mr. Waller was also a past Board Member of Varsity Logistics and a past President of ACCA (Air Courier Conference of America).
Zephyr Express is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Henry Wine Group. Zephyr Express manages the storage and distribution of wines on behalf of The Henry Wine Group and also thirdparty customers. The distribution mix is roughly 50/50.
Zephyr Express has over two decades of storage and delivery experience in the wine industry. The business began in North Hollywood, CA in 1985 and expanded to Napa Valley in 2003. The company has the largest coverage area for the state of California with over 14,000 different delivery accounts.
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