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TricorBraun WinePak hires new packaging consultant

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Mario Carofanello TricorBraun Winepak

Mario Carofanello takes on new position with the wine bottle distributor.

FAIRFIELD, Calif.—TricorBraun WinePak, North America’s leading wine bottle distributor, has hired Mario Carofanello as a packaging consultant, according to TricorBraun WinePak senior vice-president Andrew Bottene.

“We’ve recently hired a number of fantastic new packaging consultants,” says Bottene. “Mario will be an incredible addition to our growing team.”

Carofanello earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Utah in Recreation and Leisure and then gained a Certificate in Hospitality Management from the same university. After successful careers in both hospitality management and software sales, Carofanello decided to pursue his love of wine as a business pursuit, attending the UC Davis Extension program in OIV, Viticulture and Enology.

“I’ve garnered 20 years of experience and knowledge through the tasting room, during harvest, in the vineyard, at retail, and in packaging, design, software development, barrel production, stave management, closure development and even, RFID for tracking inventory,” says Carofanello.


Adds Bottene: ”As our industry’s leading wine bottle distributor, we continue to find new ways to provide value to our customers. Mario’s deep and well-rounded experience will allow us to continue our growth.”

TricorBraun WinePak has sales of more than US$150 million and its Fairfield, California, facility features more than 360,000 square feet of warehouse space and a US $2-million auto repacking system. The company has additional warehousing space throughout the major wine growing regions in America and Canada.

TricorBraun WinePak is the largest wine bottle distributor in North America and a subsidiary of TricorBraun. With more than 115 years of experience, TricorBraun is one of the world’s leading suppliers of bottles, jars and other rigid packaging components with annual sales approaching US$1 billion and more than 41 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe. For more information visit


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