DALLAS, TX – August 17, 2015 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the nation’s second largest premium wine and spirits distributor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Motz to the role of Vice President, Retail National Accounts effective September 1, 2015. In his role, Motz will have responsibility for the leadership of the Company’s Retail National Account sales team and its strategic business initiatives.

Motz joined RNDC in 1992 as a sales representative in Austin, Texas. He had progressive career roles as a district manager and division manager. Following his sales career track at RNDC, Motz accepted a three-year developmental assignment with the E&J Gallo Winery as a field marketing manager and state manager. In 2000, Motz returned to RNDC as the retail sales manager and vice president, wine for the South Texas market.

Most recently, Russell served as the executive vice president leading the successful Texas State Wine Team. His achievements included the complete reorganization of the Texas wine division which resulted in improved alignment of RNDC resources to better serve customer needs.

Motz is a graduate of Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and possesses more than 23 years of industry experience. Motz will report directly to Greg Bowdish, Vice President National Accounts and Marketing, and will remain based in the RNDC Grand Prairie, Texas office.

RNDC wishes Motz the best of luck transitioning to his new leadership position.