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Changing of the Guard at Granbury’s Wine Division

Posted by Ashley Jernigan on August 18, 2015 at 9:10 AM
Ashley Jernigan

Granbury Solutions announced today that the company’s General Manager of its Wine Division, Richard Kline, is retiring this fall.  This announcement, which was part of the original transition plan put in place when Granbury acquired eWinery Solutions in 2014, begins an orderly leadership transfer over the next several weeks to Martin Olsen, the division’s current Director of Operations and Technology.

Kline’s retirement will bring to close a remarkable career of nearly 12 years of continuous service to eWinery Solutions and Granbury Solutions following the company’s acquisition in 2014.

During Kline’s tenure as General Manager, Granbury Wine Solutions:

  • Developed and launched vinSuite, a comprehensive suite of technology tools for wineries of all sizes - including e-commerce and website content management, wine club management and CRM, traditional and cloud-based tasting room point-of-sale, and mobile POS

  • Greatly expanded business partnerships and made strategic acquisitions that expanded Granbury’s presence in wine technology and security

  • Achieved record sales and revenue growth

"I've been privileged to lead one of the industry’s greatest companies," Kline said. "After founding eWinery Solutions and shaping the best winery technology, it's time to move on and transfer our company’s Wine Division’s helm to a new generation of leadership. I look forward to working with Martin and the management team during the transition period, and to being available as an advisor to management after retiring as General Manager."

Martin Olsen joined the eWinery Solutions team, which would become Granbury Solutions’s Wine Division, after a longstanding close partnership through his company Napa Valley POS. In 1995 Olsen saw an opportunity for creating a better solution for wine club management software that would eventually grow into a winery-focused point-of-sale system.

When Granbury Solutions acquired eWinery Solutions in 2014, he stepped into the role of Director of Operations & Technology, overseeing the future direction of the company’s innovative technology as well as ensuring quality service to it’s customers.

“While Dick’s leadership, enthusiasm and presence will definitely be missed,” said Tom Bronson, President and CEO of Granbury Solutions, “the foundation he and Martin have built together will ensure that Granbury Solutions remains a leader in providing superior technology to the wine industry.”

About Granbury Solutions

Granbury Solutions is a leading provider of winery and tasting room technology nationwide with its vinSuite software. Granbury also serves the hospitality, restaurant and retail industries. By bringing three trusted wine technology brands, eWinery Solutions, WineWare and WineWeb, together under one roof, Granbury has created the most comprehensive and robust set of direct-to-consumer wine sales tools available. Learn more about Granbury Solutions at www.granburyrs.com

About vinSuite

Part of the Granbury Wine Solutions family of technology, vinSuite provides wineries with a complete suite of technology including e-commerce and website content management, wine club management and CRM, traditional and cloud-based tasting room point-of-sale, and mobile POS. The new vinSuite platform allows winery owners to access customer and transactional data from any mobile device. To learn more about vinSuite visit www.vinsuite.com.

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