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Bob Turner

Bob Turner - Director

With over forty years of experience of influencing the buying habits of liquor consumers and licensees, I feel I have gained a reputation in the distilled spirits business for integrity, competitive spirit with great results. I have been repeatedly successful in introducing new product lines to a crowded market, I have helped designed and implemented innovative marketing and sales programs and created industry relationships that have placed products in number one selling positions in their category.

With a History Degree from the University of Oregon, I was hired by Seagram Distillers where I was accountable for a full line of liquors for the state of Oregon. From there I moved to National Products, an Oregon liquor brokerage and worked up to an equity owner.  Hood River Distillers hired me to become the state manager with a sales force that I increased by 4. I launched my own bottling company, Crown Century Distillers. After all of the equipment was in place and we were producing, I hired a plant manager and began our sales and marketing in the Western Control states. After about a year and a half I added a wine and beer distributorship adding imported products from Germany and France and adding wine and liquor salespeople. After 12 years the company was sold to a large bottler in California.  After a stint of doing nothing, I founded Turner/ Wildes Wine and Spirits, when the opportunity arose to become an equity owner in Indio Spirits Inc. I jumped at the chance to once again implement my marketing and sales skills to grow the company into a strong regional force.

I am a board member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and when not working I am enjoying my summer home on the Oregon Coast and enjoy being there with Susan, my wife of 45 years and children and grandchildren.