Donald Hess to retireThis article was originally published in Foodnews
DONALD Hess will retire from day-to-day management of Hess Family Estates on 30 June, 2011. Hess, who has been at the helm of his family's business for more than fifty years, will be succeeded by Christoph Ehrbar and Timothy Persson . Ehrbar, who has been serving as personal assistant to Hess and as general manager of Hess Family Latin America, has been named an executive board member. Persson is expected to join the board after spending time at each of the Hess Family Estates wineries as a consultant.