SOURCE: Clarkston Consulting

September 26, 2006 08:00 ET

Bill Healey of Charmer Sunbelt Named to Consumer Goods Technology Magazine's (CGT) Prestigious, "Visionaries 2006" List

GLEN BURNIE, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 26, 2006 -- Bill Healey, Corporate Vice President and CIO of The Charmer Sunbelt Group, has been named to Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) magazine's prestigious, "Visionaries 2006" list. Healey, nominated by Clarkston Consulting, was honored among fewer than 30 consumer goods executives chosen for 'continually looking ahead and ensuring their companies will win in the long run.' Only 75 consumer goods executives have been selected for the Visionaries list since it was first published by CGT in 2003. Recipients vary in job responsibilities and titles, but share the common traits of outstanding innovation and leadership.

Healey's vision was the impetus behind Charmer Sunbelt's major commitment to move away from their comfortable and stable legacy business systems. Despite the fact the that the company's current system was conceived and developed under his leadership, Healey recognized that it would no longer be able to serve the firm as it grew, and an enterprise-wide system change was required if the business was to stay competitive.

"Bill's leadership was critical to the success of this project," said Chris Seidler, Partner, Clarkston Consulting. "This ERP system will unite more than 12 independent operations under one common business platform to drive value across the company. Bill has shown dedication in furthering Charmer Sunbelt's vision to become the 'Distributor of Choice' for its suppliers and customers."

Healey adds, "None of this would have been realized without first, the support of our Vice-Chairman Charles Merinoff and our COO and CFO Gene Luciana, and second, the outstanding team of Charmer Sunbelt associates and Clarkston Consultants who worked on the design and implementation."

About the Charmer Sunbelt Group

The Charmer Sunbelt Group is one of the nation's leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beers, bottled water and other non-alcoholic products. The Charmer Sunbelt Group is a group of affiliated, independent companies operating in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and The District of Columbia.

About Clarkston Consulting

Clarkston Consulting is a global management and technology consulting firm that provides strategic business solutions for clients within the life sciences and consumer products industries worldwide. These market leaders turn to Clarkston to help them bridge the gap between strategy and execution to sustain a competitive advantage. Clarkston is a sought-after business partner because of its recognized industry thought-leadership and superior client relationships, as measured by The Conference Board's survey on client satisfaction. For more information, visit

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