Former Amazon and Google Express Executive Takes Helm as Company Prepares for Rapid Growth
— Wineshipping, LLC, a leader in direct to consumer (DTC) fulfillment solutions, has appointed Eric Lewis to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Lewis comes to the position with extensive logistics, supply chain, e-commerce and operations management experience, including roles at Amazon and Google Express. Reporting to Chairman of the Board, Charlie Baxter, Lewis takes the helm of Wineshipping, LLC starting January 6, 2020.
“With his strong background and proven record in management, logistics, technology and e-commerce for businesses intent on rapid growth, Eric is the ideal leader as we embark on Wineshipping, LLC’s next phase of growth and development,” said Baxter. “He brings the right combination of experience and expertise as our company looks to elevate North American wine shipping, fulfillment and logistics to the next ‘Amazon-like’ level.”
Lewis comes to Wineshipping, LLC with an impressive history of solid results in start-ups, turnarounds and scaling businesses, both nationally and internationally. Most recently he was Senior Vice President of Global Operations at the mattress start-up Casper. Prior to that he served as Head of Regional Operations for Google’s west coast division of Google Express, where he managed ground floor development of the company’s rapid growth, direct to consumer business that provides retailers with an e-commerce platform coupled with same-day and overnight delivery. He also spent three years at Amazon as General Manager-North American Fulfillment, where he was responsible for all aspects of green-field start-up and ongoing operation of Amazon’s first e-commerce fulfillment operations in California. Lewis also held key management and operations roles at SharkNinja, Black & Decker and Dana Corporation.
“Wineshipping, LLC is poised for success as the company looks at scaling with new geographies, technologies, customer analytics and product services,” says Lewis, “I look forward to contributing to this exciting new phase of rapid growth and development.”
About Wineshipping, LLC
Founded in 1998, Wineshipping, LLC is the leading direct to consumer wine logistics and fulfillment company in North America, partnering with high quality producers, marketers and retailers in the wine industry. The company provides fulfillment, storage and transport services tailored specifically to the wine industry, and takes pride in pioneering solutions to advance wine commerce. Headquartered in Napa, California, the company has a national presence with locations in California (Napa, Paso Robles and Santa Maria), Oregon, Missouri, and New York. For more information go to www.wineshipping.com.