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May 30, 2022 View:

Stuart Bockman takes over as Managing Director of Pitmac Wines

Pete Mac Winery has announced the promotion of Stuart Bockman to the position of General Manager of the winery.

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A former scuba diving instructor, Stuart earned a bachelor"s degree in marine biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a master's degree in accounting from San Diego State University. Stuart is also certified as a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Planner.

For the past 14 years, Stuart has been the CFO of Petermaker Winery and has since held executive positions at Bellinger Winery as well as family-owned wineries such as Louis Martini and Hess Selections.

As General Manager, Stuart will lead the day-to-day operations of the winery on behalf of Paul and Emily Michael, the second generation of the Michael family living in England.

Stuart follows in the footsteps of retiring General Manager Tom Eakin, Paul Michael says: "We are delighted to promote Stuart to General Manager of Petermac Winery and we are very grateful to Tom, who has been a great General Manager for the past 14 years. Everyone will miss him in their daily lives. But he leaves the company in good shape, with a great team to ensure continuity for the future, and he will continue to work with us on special projects. We wish him a long and happy retirement.