New Appointments Announced

February 24, 2014— Norman Bonchick, Chairman and CEO of Van Gogh Imports is pleased to announce the expansion of the company with several new appointments to the field sales team.

In New York and New Jersey, Olga Wilen has been appointed Senior Regional Director East. Wilen comes to Van Gogh Imports from TYKU where she held the position of Regional Manager, and before that served as Vice President National Accounts and Business Development for House Spirits Distillery where she oversaw business in 37 states. She began her career in the industry almost a decade ago at Progressive Brands. Based in Jersey City, NJ, Wilen reports directly to Norman Bonchick.

John Marathas was appointed the Southeast Regional Manager, in charge of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Before joining Van Gogh Imports, Marathas was the Area Manager in the Spirits Division at the Kobrand Corporation, and a state manager with Jim Beam for 18 years. He started his career with United Liquors in Massachusetts. Marathas is based in Atlanta, GA and reports directly to Norman Bonchick.

“We are investing in our future with the addition of these five talented people to our sales team,” said Bonchick. “Each one of these individuals brings a wealth of knowledge to Van Gogh that will continue to help us achieve success in the marketplace.”

Over the past decade, Van Gogh Imports has become known as one of the top spirits importers, specializing in superior brands with a distinctive history of innovation. The diverse portfolio spans the premium- to luxury-spirit categories and includes multiple marques from leading international producers: Van Gogh Vodka and Gin from Holland; Ron Abuelo, Ron Cortez, and Seco Herrerano from Panama; Rum Jumbie and Jumbie Splash from the Caribbean; Molinari liqueurs and Limoncello di Capri from Italy; and Tap Whisky and Spicebox from Canada.  For more information, please visit