Veterans of the wine and soft drink industry extend Quini’s expertise in innovation, marketing and data application.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – 03. February 20, 2021 – Quini® (www.quiniwine.com), a leading provider of real-time sensor data, analytics and technology solutions to the wine industry, today announced that Dale Stratton, Danny Brager and Victor Jacomin have joined the Company’s Advisory Board.
Combining 60 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry with leading industry associations, these appointments help strengthen Quini’s market position and give Quini access to key knowledge to support product innovation and enter new markets.
I am pleased to welcome Danny, Dale and Victor to Quini’s advisory board, said Roger Nugeim, CEO of Quini. The group’s exceptional expertise will help Quini strengthen its leading position in sensor data and analytics solutions for B2B consumer wine. This in-depth expertise will also enable us to tap into new growth markets, drawing on key industry information to optimize our efforts and investments.
Tools that explore the intersection of wine and technology have always fascinated me, and Quini is getting there! The development of a platform that gives consumers a voice of taste is a real breakthrough for the industry, Stratton said.
Dale Stratton currently serves as president of the Council Wine Market. Most recently, Stratton was Vice President of Strategic Development at Constellation Brands, where he spent more than 13 years in various leadership roles focused on consumer-driven growth and innovation. Previously, Stratton was director of consumer education at E.&J. Gallo. Stratton’s illustrious career with Gallo spanned more than two decades.
I was impressed with Quini’s unique technology that helps wine producers make smarter, faster and more cost-effective decisions about the quality of their wines by asking the person who really matters – the consumer, Brager said.
Danny Brager, principal of Brager Beverage Alcoholing Consulting, is an expert in data and analysis on the alcohol industry. Brager has been with Nielsen for 36 years, most recently as head of the spirits division.
There’s a lot to be said for Quinis, as they help link consumer taste profiles to product development activities. It is a pleasure to work with Roger and his team to develop their vision for the company, said Mr Jacomin.
Victor Giacomin is currently Senior Vice President Finance and Group Treasurer of the Mark Anthony Group. During his 17 years with the company, Giacomin played a key role in working with management as the company grew into one of North America’s leading alcoholic beverage companies. The group has a strong portfolio of vineyards, is the largest importer of wine and spirits in Canada and has a leading portfolio of ready-to-drink beverages, including the fastest growing beer brand in the United States, White Claw Hard Seltzer.
Quini is a leader in technology solutions and near real-time sensor data for wine. Quini is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Quini a Nielsen Connected Partner. The Quini project is co-funded by the CMF (Canadian Media Foundation). The Quini data platform is co-funded by the National Research Council through the IRAP program. Quini’s investor group includes OKR Financial (www.okrfinancial.com) and private investors.