DALLAS, TX – February 8, 2016 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the nation’s second largest premium wine and spirits distributor, is pleased to announce the promotion of Pape Swanson to State Executive Vice President for RNDC Texas effective February 8, 2016. Swanson will have responsibility for the overall development and performance of the RNDC business in the state of Texas.

Swanson joined the sales leadership team at RNDC in 2013 as Vice President on the Supplier Business Development Team leading specific supplier portfolios in 11 states. He has played an instrumental role in working with RNDC supplier partners and state leadership teams to build and lead strategies to deliver the business objectives.

Prior to joining RNDC, he spent 12 years at Red Bull North America serving in the leadership role of Vice President/General Manager over 13 states for sales and brand marketing and in the role of National President of Red Bull Distribution Company. In his last position, he led teams that set and managed strategy and execution for sales, operations, HR, and finance in 37 distribution centers with over 1,200 people in 11 states. He also held progressive leadership positions during his career with the Julius Schepps Co., Miller of Dallas, and Bacardi.

Swanson is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and brings more than 24 years of industry experience to the role. Swanson will report directly to Jay Johnson, Region President and start his new position effective February 8, 2016. He will remain based in the Grand Prairie, TX office.

RNDC wishes Swanson best of luck transitioning into his new leadership position.