Jan 21, 2016

Vinotemp®, the recognized leader in architectural wine solutions, technology and goods for 30 years, announced today – at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Las Vegas, Nevada January 19 -21, 2016 (booth S4065) – that industry icon, Kevin Henry has been appointed as Director of Business Development. Henry brings over 30 years of experience in the luxury kitchen community and plans to leverage his unmatched category experience, connections and industry foresight to facilitate unprecedented growth for the wine lifestyle brand as it enters its third generation.

Thirty years ago, Vinotemp founder, Francis Ravel came upon the idea of integrating a cooling unit into a sealed wine cabinet, to better preserve his valuable wine collection. His experiment proved to be a tremendous success and served as the foundation to launch Vinotemp. Today, Vinotemp is a family-owned design and manufacturing company dedicated to providing the best in wine storage solutions. Currently in its second generation, led by Ravel’s daughter, India Hynes, a hands-on leader and innovator, Hynes has significantly increased Vinotemp’s product offering, founded sister companies, and spearheaded Vinotemp’s online and ecommerce presence. Today Vinotemp is recognized as an international leader in the wine storage category – while continued growth has resulted in the expansion of the company’s Southern California-based manufacturing facility and an Orange County-based corporate office.

Entering its third generation, Hynes is looking to Henry, and his distinguished experienced in the kitchen and bath industry, to facilitate new sales channel opportunities, inspire product design innovation and to introduce the art and science of wine storage to kitchen and bath designers and specifiers. “I am very excited about joining Vinotemp,“ states Henry. “Wine collecting for investment as well as entertaining is fast becoming an American past time and Vinotemp will pave the way into this new and emerging market.” Leveraging his experience as Director of Business Development at DACOR, along with other notable brands such as Snaidero, Poliform/Varenna, Küppersbusch, ALNO and most recently, the US Dept of Energy, Henry plans to grow Vinotemp’s category engagement within the residential design community, kitchen and bath specifiers and appliance retailers.

“As an industry mentor to the kitchen and bath industry, we are thrilled to welcome Kevin Henry into the Vinotemp family,” states India Hynes, CEO of Vinotemp. “His unmatched experience and innovative plans to grow Vinotemp over the next ten years make Kevin an exciting addition to Vinotemp’s executive team – he’s essential for the continued growth of our business.”

In addition to Director of Business Development at Vinotemp, Henry is a designer, writer, speaker, and is a recognized and respected thought leader in the kitchen industry. His blog, The Essential Kitchen (www.theessentialkitchen.blogspot.com), is followed world-wide by both consumers as well as industry and media leaders. Henry also speaks on an international level regarding a wide range of topics, including luxury branding, sustainable kitchen design and market trends.


About Vinotemp®

For 30 years Vinotemp® has manufactured custom wood wine cabinets, wine racks, wine cellars, and cooling systems as well as been the leading distributor of wine coolers, beverage coolers, wine dispensers, wine accessories, and more. Close attention to market demand and non-standard ideas have resulted in Vinotemp’s ability to offer diversified wine storage solutions utilized by renowned resorts, restaurants, hotels, and the yachting industry. Find more information about Vinotemp by calling 800-777-VINO (8466) or visiting Vinotemp.com, Facebook.com/Vinotemp and Twitter @Vinotemp.


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Colleen Kasel
970.988.2511 direct


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