about

Our Team

Joseph Bica

President & CEO

Joe combines his extensive technical expertise and industry knowledge with an in-depth understanding of international business to lead US Wine Exports. Joe has been involved in the international food and beverage industry for more than 30 years. His career highlights include key positions with Ball Corporation and Applied Vision Corporation before establishing US Wine Exports in 2010.

Joe started US Wine Exports to provide the international market with the very best of American produced wines. After many years of international travel, Joe realized that the majority of the world had not experienced the quality and deep-rooted history of American wines. 

Joe holds technical degrees in Robotics/Integrated Manufacturing, B.A. in business administration and an MBA in International Business. Joe has traveled worldwide over his career focusing on business development in over 40 countries.

Contact Information:

Joe Bica

Office Phone: +1-877-223-7753

Mobile Phone: +1-330-606-9967

WhatsApp: 13306069967
E-Mail: jbica@uswineexports.com

Gino Mascio

Vice President International Business Development

Gino brings applied advanced mathematical and statistical methods managing pricing strategies for optimal sales performance. Gino also develops market segmentation strategies for US Wine Exports to deliver products at optimal price points. He researches global buying patterns to determine which international markets are open for new and increased sales opportunities.  

Gino is responsible for researching global buying patterns to determine which international market segments are open for further wine sales. Gino holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Finance from Kent State University.

Gino is Fluent in Spanish & Italian

Contact Information:

Gino Mascio
Office Phone: +1-877-223-7753

Mobile Phone: +1-330-815-0607

WhatsApp: 13308150607
E-Mail: gmascio@uswineexports.com

Mayra Justo Reyes

Latin America Account Executive

Mayra Justo Reyes leads US Wine Exports’ activities throughout Latin America. Mayra is a Mexican citizen from Rosarito, Baja California. She grew up very near to the famous wine growing region known as the Valley of Guadalupe and is very eager to spread her love of wine into new countries. She served as a diplomat at the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA for 5 years and uses her vast knowledge of Latin American consumer and business culture to help create increased interest in American wines throughout Mexico, Central, and South America.

Mayra is very passionate about her Mexican heritage and is also working to bring Mexican wines into the US Wine Exports portfolio. Mayra’s efforts will allow US Wine Exports to grow into new international markets, as well as bringing the Company closer to its goal of being a global wine supplier.

Mayra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Universidad Autonoma de Baja Californiais and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Contact Information:

Mayra Justo Reyes
Office Phone: +1-877-223-7753

Mobile Phone: +1-919-325-6606
E-Mail: mreyes@uswineexports.com

Sophia (Yafei) Fox

Asia Account Manager

Yafei moved to United States from China in 2011, after graduated from engineering school. Yafei has worked for Air Enterprises, an Akron, Ohio based company that specializes in large building air handling and HVAC as a mechanical design engineer. Prior to Air Enterprises, Yafei held the position as a product development engineer for Nortek Air Solutions of Minnesota.

Yafei specializes in marketing and sales of US Wine Exports Company’s wine and spirit products in the Chinese market. She is also actively involved in local Chinese community, and enjoys helping Chinese students and visitors to adapt to life in America. Yafei recently became a mother, and lives happily with her husband Tim and her son Aidan in Northeast Ohio.

Sophia holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Planning from Hebei Institute of Architecture & Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Engineering Technology Management from Kent State University. Sophia is fluent in English and Mandarin. 

Contact Information:

Sophia Fox
Office Phone: +1-877-223-7753

Mobile Phone: +1-330-888-2443

WeChat ID: xuyafeilove2007
E-Mail: sophiafox2007@gmail.com

Jennifer Ruehr 

Chief Legal Council

Jennifer is a Senior Associate with Hintze Law. She advises technology clients on global privacy, security, and related data technology and transactional matters.

Prior to joining Hintze Law, Jennifer spent 5 years as Legal Counsel, Privacy and Security, for Adobe Systems Incorporated providing guidance on global data protection compliance and strategy. While at Adobe, Jennifer counseled clients on vendor risk management, global data processing and transfer requirements, data breach response and notification, direct marketing (email, SMS, and telemarketing) laws, HIPAA compliance, automated processing and profiling issues, and global employee privacy issues  Prior to joining Adobe’s privacy team, Jennifer supported and advised Adobe’s products and services teams on data compliance and strategy during product development and in connection with marketing and technology licenses. Jennifer graduated with a B.A. degree from Washington State University and received her Juris Doctorate, with a Law Certificate of Intellectual Property Law and Technology, from University of Akron School of Law.

Craig Colagrossi

Winemaker

Always an entrepreneur, Craig Colagrossi decided to follow his passion and set out to create his own wines, showcasing delicious Italian Varietals. It started with a few classes, making wine in his garage, interning at a few wineries and finally blossomed into Craig starting his own label and winery in 2009.

In 2010 Craig and US Wine Exports’ President Joe Bica developed a relationship between their two companies that grew into blending and producing some of the finest California wines on the market. Craig has dedicated his talents for US Wine Exports as their winemaker producing a wide portfolio of wines that have been retailed worldwide. Craig focuses his attention on food friendly, smooth-on-the-palate wines that are great for drinking now, but will age beautifully for 5 years or beyond, keeping the customer’s budget in mind.

 

Craig holds a bachelor degree in business from California State University, Chico

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