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Our Team

Specialists deeply involved on a daily basis.

Paul Sapin has grown by leaps and bounds over the years: our team has increased from three people in 1996 to 70 today, each specialising in his or her own field. Nothing is left to chance in our company: from sourcing wines to selling them, from logistics to promoting our lines, everybody does his or her best because they all know that quality, ethics and respect for customers and suppliers ensure lasting success.

From selection to sales

Oenologists: Our experts keep a watchful eye on the vineyards, already ready to select only the finest vintages. Paul Sapin and the estates that supply it with wine work closely together in a spirit of true partnership.

Production: Our team works with bottling lines that use state-of-the-art technology. Our technical command allows us to work efficiently at each step in the production process.

Quality: Our specialists perform the quality inspections necessary to ensure maximum traceability of our products

R&D and Marketing: Innovation is part of our DNA. We're always on the lookout for new consumer trends in order to develop products that can make everyday life easier.

The sales team:An eight-person team of wine industry professionals — six based in France, one in Hong Kong and one in Argentina — has been set up to meet your needs.

Administration and finances: This team produces, analyses and releases financial information, administratively manages the company and participates in the budget & strategy planning processes with the aim of enhancing performance and ensuring long-term success.

The Managerial Team

  • Thierry Coulon Thierry Coulon President In Charge Of Key Accounts
    An oenologist born and bred in Burgundy, he bought the company in 1996 to take advantage of the small-bottle niche, an initiative that was far ahead of its time.
  • Olivier Henry Olivier Henry Sales Director
    Graduated from ESC Le Havre-Caen with a degree in International Sales.
    In the wine industry since 1984, mainly in export-related activities.
    He joined us in 2000.
  • Franck Chandelier Franck Chandelier Asia Manager
    Based in Hong Kong since 2010
    Speaks fluent Mandarin after starting to study it in 2000 in France, Geneva and Beijing.
  • Vincent Charleux Vincent Charleux Oenologist/Winemaker – In Charge Of Sourcing & Partnership Development
    15 years' experience (A. Rodet, Chapoutier, Gérard Bertrand, Badet Clément) before joining Paul Sapin in summer 2013.
  • Catherine Crozet Catherine Crozet Wineprocurement & Quality Manager
    Joined Paul Sapin in 2001. Participates in sourcing and wine quality, manages imports and supplies.
  • Daniela Arango Daniela Arango Quality Manager
    Industrial Engineer specialized in quality and continuous improvement.
    Master's degree in project management.
    Manages the quality system and supervises the testing lab.
  • Regis Demortiere Regis Demortiere Service Providers
    After spending 10 years in the dry matter procurement department, in early 2013 he took over as head of the service providers' department.
  • Thomas Doche Thomas Doche Industrial manager
  • Willem Schiks Willem Schiks Of Dutch origin, polyglote, specialized in exporting wine since he has relocated to France in 1990. After living in different wine regions (Beaujolais / Burgundy, Alsace and then Champagne), he joined Paul Sapin in 2017.

 

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