Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Promotes Drew Vermilion to Senior Vice President

MIAMI & DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits—the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced that it has promoted Drew Vermilion to the role of Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy & Chief of Staff. 

In his new position, Vermilion will report directly to Bobby Burg, Senior Vice President, Operations & Chief Supply Chain Officer, and will spearhead Southern Glazer’s long-term supply chain strategy across all aspects of the organization. Vermilion’s tenure at Southern Glazer’s spans 19 years, during which he has worked in operations, technology, and supply chain.

“Drew has been a key leader in our supply chain organization, and over the last few years, he has cultivated a dynamic and high-performing team, which has been instrumental in many major projects,” said Burg. “I look forward to working closely with Drew and the entire Supply Chain Management team to further advance the progress we’ve already achieved.”

“Supply chain has been and continues to be a critical piece of our operations and supplier value proposition, and Drew has been an integral part of this effort,” said Lee Hager, Executive Vice President, Secretary & Administration. “Southern Glazer’s commitment to supply chain excellence is unparalleled in our industry and continues to evolve to meet the needs of our trading partners.”

Diego Fonseca succeeds Vermilion as Vice President, Supply Chain & Logistics. In this role, he is responsible for leading the strategy and execution for sales and operations forecasting, replenishment, logistics, inventory optimization, supplier collaboration, the Supply Chain Management Analytics Center of Excellence, and Ankaa Global Logistics.

Diego brings 10 years of experience from Kraft Heinz, where he served as the Head of Digital Supply Chain Transformation as well as Head of Supply Chain Execution for North America, delivering best-in-class performance and tech innovation across the end-to-end supply chain. Prior to his role at Kraft Heinz, he cultivated his expertise as a Management Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Operations Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“I am pleased to welcome Diego, a seasoned professional, to our Supply Chain Management team,” said Burg. “With his extensive background and expertise, I am assured that together we will achieve great success.”

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol, building brands for moments that matter. The multi-generational, family-owned Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, as well as brokerage operations through its WEBB Banks division in the Caribbean, Central and South America. In 2024, Southern Glazer’s was recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits.