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Meet Our Team

VAN POTTS
President & Founder
van@preston-layne.com



Responsibilities
Manages business and relationships between suppliers and distributors. Travels to spend time with wineries, managers and key personnel. Leads and manages all team members. Manages business relationships between distributors and key ON and OFF Premise customers in all states, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean where necessary.

Background
Graduated from the University Of Kansas in 1986. Worked 17 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry with Johnson & Johnson, Dow Chemical and Alcon Laboratories. Spent 3 and ½ years as VP of Marketing & Sales with Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery from March 2000 to July 2003. Started Preston-Layne & Partners, Inc. in July of 2003.
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TOKÁR GLENN
Business Manager
tokar@preston-layne.com




Responsibilities

Manages business relationships between distributors and key ON and OFF Premise customers primarily in the Northeast and some Mid-Western states.

Background

Graduated from Tufts University (Medford, MA) in 1991. After a 10-year career in health and fitness, Tokár made the change to the wine industry by joining the US team of Boutinot Ltd. During her eight years there, she gained invaluable import experience and developed and managed distributor relationships with a portfolio focused on French, Italian, and South African wines. Tokár is excited to have started with Preston-Layne & Partners, Inc. in July of 2013.
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JOHN AVERY
Northern New England Business Manager
john@preston-layne.com



Responsibilities
Manages business relationships between distributors and key ON and OFF Premise customers in Northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont & Massachusetts).

Background
Graduated from Colby College in Maine in 1990. Began immediately out of college working for Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery and has enjoyed a career in the wine business and managing wine businesses in New England since 1990. Started with Preston-Layne & Partners, Inc. in January of 2004.
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REILLY KEENAN
West Coast Business Manager
reilly@preston-layne.com



 Responsibilities
Manages business relationships between distributors and key ON and OFF Premise customers in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
 
Background
Studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Started in the wine business working part time on the family vineyards up on Spring Mountain in Napa Valley, during the summers in 2002. Since then has spent time in the fine wine restaurant business on the service side and most recently worked in Atlanta, GA in broad market distribution. Started with
 Preston-Layne & Partners, Inc. in May of 2016.