John Beaudette has been active in the beverage alcohol industry for over 35 years. Since 1995, Mr. Beaudette has been President of MHW Ltd., a national beverage alcohol import, distribution, and service company located in Manhasset, New York. MHW provides US import and distribution services to wineries, breweries, and distilleries throughout the world.
From 1985 to 1994, Mr. Beaudette worked with PepsiCo Inc. and its affiliate company Monsieur Henri Wines in the distribution of Stolichnaya™ Vodka and other wine and spirit brands. During this period, Mr. Beaudette held positions such as Director of Planning for PepsiCo Wines & Spirits Intl. and V. P. of Finance & CFO of Monsieur Henri Wines Ltd. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Beaudette was Manager of Accounting for Somerset Importers Ltd., US importers of Tanqueray™ and Johnnie Walker™ and other spirit brands.
He currently sits on the Board of Directors of The National Association of Beverage Importers Inc. (NABI) in Washington DC and is a former Chairman of the organization. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) in Washington DC.
Mr. Beaudette is a frequent speaker and lecturer at beverage alcohol events around the world. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Villanova University and passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in New York.