A Rising Force in a Growing Market

 

Southwest Spirits offers high-quality, high-capacity, end-to-end spirits production for beverage alcohol brands. We develop brands that deliver on the quality expectations of our consumers, retailers, and distributors.

As the third-largest spirits distiller in Texas, our operation is run by a team of industry-leading master blenders, distillers, marketers, packaging, and supply chain experts. Together, we develop and launch award-winning distilled spirits brands across the U.S.

 

We rigorously execute multi-platform efficiencies
that allow us to provide unparalleled quality and service:

Brand Development – including Liquid Formulation, Packaging Design, Product Positioning, and Launch Plan.

Production – Including Distillation, Sourcing, Aging, Bottling, Blending, All sizes and designs.

Meet Our Leadership Team

As a company, we are greater than the sum of our parts – but that’s only because we’ve hired the best people in the business.

Meet some of the talent that makes our business possible:

Guillermo Rodriguez

Chief Executive Officer

Guillermo Rodriguez has over 25 years of commercial, operational and general management experience in the distilled spirits business, in both U.S. and international markets. He has worked in both supplier and distributor roles, including executive management, sales and marketing, operations, production, innovations, shopper marketing and national accounts.

Lou Suffredini

Vice President of Sales - Northeast Division

Lou Suffredini with 35+ years in the wine and spirits industry has a well-deserved reputation for building successful teams who build brands. With his extensive distribution, product, category, and market expertise, he has managed business for major, mid-level, and start-up suppliers on both a National and Regional level.

VACANT

Vice President of Sales - Central Division

Scott Heron

Vice President of Sales - West Division

Scott Heron brings over 25 years of successful management experience in three-tier sales and distribution execution. Since joining Southwest Spirits in 2017, Scott has been responsible for West Division Sales operations.

Miguel Rodriguez

Vice President of Sales - Southeast Division

Miguel Rodriguez is a sales executive with over 33 years of sales management experience, growing Regional, National and Global Spirits brands. He is devoted to driving the sales process from plan to close. He has managed Independent and National On- & Off-premise channels and has held various roles including: State Manager, Regional Manager, National Account Manager & National Sales Director. Miguel has a proven track record of exceeding goals and enjoys mentoring others for future advancement.

Wayne Rogers

Vice President of Sales - Southwest Division

Wayne Rogers brings over 17 years of experience both as a supplier and distributor in the alcohol industry. He has held several roles including Sales Rep, District Sales Manager, Chain Account, Marketing, Regional Market, and Texas State Manager. In all roles, Wayne has had an exceptional history focused on building teams and managing business growth.

Daniel Fernandez

Executive Vice President of Strategy

Jelena Mitic

Vice President of Marketing

Jelena Mitic is an innovative Marketing Executive and a passionate consumer advocate with over 22 years of business experience across a breadth of disciplines for both leading and challenger brands. She is motivated by consumer insights to tell meaningful brand stories and develop compelling campaigns that successfully drive brand health and performance metrics. Jelena held numerous senior leadership roles that contributed to growing small to mid-size companies into successful global organizations by providing expertise in developing and executing omni-channel marketing strategies, driving market expansion, and leading all aspects of marketing, including: digital marketing, PR/communications, events & promotions and creative direct marketing campaigns for advertising across channels to help consumers choose the best products on the market today.

Matt Venezuela

Vice President of Operations & Facility Management

Matthew has over 10 years of operational management experience in the food industry overseeing multi-site processing, manufacturing, and distribution facilities nationwide. He is committed to ensuring development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the organization. With a strong focus on employee engagement, Matthew has a proven track-record of company growth with continuous improvements and strategic planning.

Sales & Marketing

Our team of over 25 sales and marketing professionals positions our products in the marketplace to succeed. We develop and execute robust marketing product platforms that drive awareness and inspire loyalty.

Contact Us

Contact us today to learn about what we’ve done — and more importantly, what we can do for YOU.

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