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Russian Standard appoints Palatella in the US
Published:  03 November, 2011

Russian Standard Vodka, which claims to be Russia’s number one premium vodka, has announced the appointment of John Palatella as executive vice president of sales & distribution for the US.

Palatella will be a member of the US executive team and will report directly to Leonid Yangarber, CEO of Russian Standard Vodka Americas.

Palatella has more than twenty years’ experience in both supplier and distributor management within the spirits industry. He comes to Russian Standard after seven years at The Patron Spirits Company, where he held the position of executive vice president of sales for North America.

Prior to joining Patron, Palatella held sales leadership roles within Southern Wine and Spirits of California, Sidney Frank Import Company and Bohemian Distributing.