(CORRECTED) McFarland, Calif.-based Jakov P. Dulcich & Sons hired Kevin Andrew as chief operating officer.

Andrew has 33 years of experience in the industry.

Previously, he worked as chief operating officer for Delano, Calif.-based Columbine Vineyards and Bakersfield, Calif.-based Sun World International.

“I’m very excited about the vision and growth plans of the company,” Andrew said in a news release. “I have been impressed over the years with the quality of their product and the innovation of the sales and marketing teams.”

Andrew will be a liaison between the operations and sales departments in his new position.

“The Dulcich family is very proud to have Kevin Andrew join our team,” Nick Dulcich, owner of Sunlight International and part owner of Jakov P. Dulcich & Sons, said in the release. “We know of Kevin’s hands-on experience and his reputation as a hard worker will only help our mission, which is to be the best grape grower in the world.”

Note on correction: The article originally had an incorrect title for Andrew.