Fedele Miranda, Vice President, Sales, United Division
Fedele Miranda is a graduate of Seton Hall University and has completed the Wharton School of Business Executive Education program in both finance and marketing.
He began his career in the industry in the Peerless Importers warehouse during his college summers. Upon graduation he worked as a merchandiser for Schenley Imports before moving back to Peerless Importers. He has worked in both the on-premise and off-premise channels and has worked in every sales management position within the company. From September 2002 to February 2007 he served as the General Manager of Peerless Merchants, a separate selling division of Peerless Importers. From February 2007 to 2015, he served as Executive General Manager of Empire Merchants, where he helped create and implement the sales structure of the newly formed company. He was promoted to Vice President, Sales, in 2015.
Fedele is an active participant in his community. His charity work includes the Northern Westchester Hospital Sudden Infant Death Syndrome campaign and the Nassau/Suffolk Services for Autism, which helps educate children who are autistic. He was the recipient of the 2004 Man of the Year Award from the Long Island Salesman Club to aid mentally disabled children. He was also chosen as the 2005 Man of the Year on behalf of the Israel Defense Forces to aid the brave soldiers of Israel. In 2006, he was recognized by the Food and Beverage Association of America as Purveyor of the Year, and in 2007 he was awarded the Man of the Year by the Boys’ Town of Italy to help raise awareness for educational programs to prepare young men and women for responsible citizenship
David C. Drucker, Vice President, Sales, Empire Merchants Wine and Spirits
David Drucker is Vice President, Sales, and a member of the Executive Committee. David obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, with a concentration in beverage management and finance. After Cornell, David obtained his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. After practicing corporate law at Dickstein Shapiro LLP, he moved to Sidney Frank Importing Company as legal counsel. In 2006, David joined Premier Beverage of Florida, where he gained sales and marketing experience. In February 2007, David returned to New York to join Empire Merchants LLC, where he was instrumental in establishing the new sales structure. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2015.
John Marciano, Vice President, Sales, Empire Merchants Wine and Spirits
John Marciano started his career in the wine and spirit industry in 1994 in retail. John worked several years in both the on- and off-premise channels before joining the supplier tier at Prestige Wine Imports. John then joined Peerless Importers and held several positions, including Wine Specialist, Field Sales Manager and General Manager of off-premise wines. In 2004, John joined Charmer Industries and held various positions until 2005, when he was appointed General Sales Manager of R&R marketing in New Jersey. After 18 months, he rejoined Charmer Industries in New York, leading the Greater Metropolitan Division. After the creation of Empire Merchants, John was instrumental in setting up and leading the Gotham Division as the Director of Sales. In 2011, John was promoted to General Manager, and then Executive General Manager in 2012. He was promoted to Vice President, Sales, in 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College, and his experience at all three tiers of the beverage alcohol system proves to be a valuable asset to Empire Merchants.