Martignetti Companies Announces Leadership Appointments Following the Recently Completed Acquisition of Connecticut Based Hartley & Parker.
August 7, 2023, Taunton, MA – Martignetti Companies, New England’s leading distributor of wines and spirits, today announced several leadership appointments at its Hartley & Parker Division in Stratford, Connecticut.
Michael Blachard has been promoted to Vice President, Sales, reporting to Chris Conrad, President, Sales and Marketing for Martignetti Companies. In this role, Blanchard will be responsible for all matters pertaining to sales and marketing in Connecticut. He will establish consistent standards and accountability throughout the organization that will focus on sales execution, supplier relationships and driving results.
Blanchard, a fifteen-year Martignetti veteran has had a distinguished career with the Company. He joined the Company after graduating from Boston College and has consistently and successfully advanced through a variety of sales roles, most recently serving as Assistant Vice President, Trade Development for the Diageo North America portfolio.
Additionally, David Rosenberg has been appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Operations, reporting to Chris Conrad and Dean Crandall, the Company’s CFO. In this role, Rosenberg will oversee the day-to-day operation and work closely with the Senior Leadership Team on the development and implementation of business process improvements and technological enhancements to improve efficiency. He brings more than fifteen- years of industry experience to his new position.
Leading the Connecticut Sales Team and reporting to Blanchard, are two veteran sales executives with broad industry experience:
Matthew Green has been named Assistant Vice President, Sales. In this role, Green will be responsible for the management of the entire sales team and for the execution of all revenue-related activities including attainment of sales and performance management objectives.
Tim Morrell has been named Assistant Vice President, Portfolio and Pricing Management. In his new role, Morrell will oversee the Supplier Portfolio Management & Pricing Departments. He will be responsible for the development and implementation of all supplier go-to-market strategies.
“We are pleased to announce the formation of our Connecticut Leadership Team comprised of exceptional leaders from Martignetti Companies and Hartley & Parker,” said Conrad. “I look forward to collaborating with this team as we utilize the best elements of the combined Company to create substantial value for our employees, supplier partners, customers and the communities that we serve.”
Carmine and Carl Martignetti, principals of Martignetti Companies, commented, “We would like to welcome all Hartley & Parker team members to our Company and thank them for their outstanding dedication and service. Our teams have been actively engaged in an integration planning effort for the past few months. The high degree of collaboration among and across the integration teams has been inspiring and emphasizes the strong cultural alignment between our two Companies. Having the opportunity to combine the best talent and ideas of two established organizations will position us for future success.”
About Martignetti Companies
Established in 1908, Martignetti Companies is the leading distributor of wines and spirits in New England and the sixth largest in the country. Based in Taunton, Massachusetts, the Company currently operates in six New England states: Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. For more information, visit www.martignetti.com.