Business Organizations

New members of the Napa County Chamber of Commerce are Marty Hinds from PPDirect, Melissa Lopez of State Farm, Silvia Preciado of A Touch of Bright, Meredith Laverne of Master Gardens and Randi Ramos of Old Adobe Restaurant.

Business & Professional Services

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Eduardo Carranza, with 14 years of experience in residential and commercial construction, joined Novato-based water infiltration specialists Aquatech Consultancy Inc. as an engineer and senior consultant. Charlie Saul, principal and senior consultant with the company, earned the designation Registered Waterproofing Consultant from RCI Inc. (formerly Roofing Consultants Institute).

Food & Beverage

Independent Distillers, a producer and distributor of ready-to-drink brands in Australia and New Zealand with U.S. headquarters in San Rafael, appointed Carmel Andrews chief financial officer, North America; Peter Heyworth, vice president of marketing USA; Ray Stoughton, vice president of sales USA; and Alan Danvers, director of sales Canada.


Congressman Mike Thompson and Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey were presented with Resolutions of Appreciation for years of support on behalf of the North Bay Water Reuse Program in Sonoma.

The Sonoma Valley Groundwater Management Basin Advisory Panel recognized Sonoma Valley residents Larry Arnold, Robert Castillo, James Deely and John and Mary Roberts for replacing a total of more than 7,800 square feet of turf with drought-tolerant landscaping.

Health Care

Kari Teran, M.D., joined Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in Sonoma County as a primary care provider. New specialists include rheumatologist Todd Hofeling, M.D., and OB/GYN Rita Wang, M.D.


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Attorneys Reed Harvey and Henry Cirillo joined the litigation team at Smith Dollar PC, a real estate and financial services law firm in Santa Rosa. Mr. Harvey has more than 18 years experience, and Mr. Cirillo, who is a managing litigation partner, has practiced for more than 22 years.


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Seguin Moreau Napa Cooperage in Napa promoted Christopher Hansen to  sales manager. Mr. Hansen began his cooperage career in 2004 before joining SMNC in 2008.

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