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SPEAKER - ROBERT EBERHART

Bob EberhartTuesday, February 1st -
Robert Eberhart - Chairman & CEO of SanSonoma Wine Company.

SanSonoma

Title: "TBA"

Company Profile

Our mission at SanSonoma.com is to bring California wine to the Japanese restaurant business and consumer market place. We want to provide our customers with a fantastic wine list, an advanced technology driven ordering system and the best information available about California wines, tasting notes, information direct from wineries, and on site tasting opportunities with winemakers and our in house Sommeliers.

SanSonoma is Japan's first and fastest growing e-commerce wine distributor and retailer for businesses and consumers We are venture capital funded by some of the most famous investment companies in Japan and guided by some the wine industry's most senior and respected individuals in California including Jon Fredrickson and Dick Maher.

SanSonoma is revolutionizing wine distribution in Asia. No trading companies or complex systems stand between the winery and the customer. We focus on our customers creating excellent opportunities for wineries to succeed in Japan and Asia.

SanSonoma is a true US - Japan Partnership company.

Robert Neal Eberhart Profile
Mr. Eberhart is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of San Sonoma KK. San Sonoma, along with its wholly owned subsidiary in the USA, markets California wines to the Japanese market via an innovative technology-based distribution system called �gMercury�h and to retails channel in Japan via it alliance with Wine.com. SanSonoma's customer portfolio includes some of the most famous wine venues in Tokyo as well as large retailers like Costco.

Mr. Eberhart is a former executive with semiconductor and electronics hardware companies in California's �gSilicon Valley�h.   Most recently he was President of Plantronics KK in Tokyo. Before that, he had operations and quality responsibilities at Applied Materials and Performance Semiconductor.  

Mr. Eberhart received his master's degree in Japanese Economics from the University of Michigan in 1986. As an undergraduate, he studied Finance at Michigan State University. He is the recipient of awards and honors for contributions to growth management, for the creation of innovative manufacturing accreditation systems and he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

He is a resident of Palo Alto California where he lives with his wife of twenty three years, Delores �| who is a dentist in Palo Alto, and their three children, Nathan, Philip and Claire.



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