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Imperial Announces Promotions

February 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce the promotion of several of our teammates.  This is consistent with aligning our resources to deliver maximum service to our customer partners.      

Effective immediately, Bryan Schenck has been promoted to Sales Manager for the Elmwood Division.  Bryan’s areas of responsibilities include Division Sales Managers, Sales Consultants, Sales Support Representatives and Field Merchandisers.  Bryan has been with Imperial for 20 years in every sales area including Premium Cigar Sales Manager, Zone Sales Manager, Sales Consultant and Sales Support Manager.  


The departments managed by Bryan have also undergone reorganization and promotions.  Robert Butts (Central Louisiana) and Torey Treganowen (Central and South Mississippi) have been promoted to Division Sales Managers for their respective geographic areas. Their responsibilities include all Sales, Field Merchandisers and Sales Support Representatives.  Robert has been with Imperial for 21 years as a Field Merchandiser, Zone Sales Manager and Sales Consultant.   Torey has been with Imperial for over 2 ½  years as a Sales Consultant and has diverse sales management experience in his previous 25 years in the beverage industry.


Chris Janz (CJ) has been promoted to Sales Support Manager.  CJ’s responsibilities include Sales Support Representatives and Field Merchandisers for South Louisiana.  CJ has 16 years with Imperial merchandising stores and has been the Lead Field Merchandiser for Louisiana for the past 7 years.  Joel Hubbard has been promoted to Senior Sales Support Representative.  Joel’s duties include Sales Support Representatives in Central and South Mississippi.  Joel has been with Imperial  for 4 years as a Sales Support Representative and has a diverse business background including entrepreneurship. 


Helene Ponder has been promoted to Director of Marketing.  Helene’s responsibilities include corporate marketing programs, category management and merchandising strategies for all distribution centers.  Helene has over 8 1/2 years with Imperial in all areas of category management and marketing. 


Congratulations to all.  We are looking forward to new energy, strategies and results in 2018.