WAUWATOSA — Ray’s
Wine & Spirits announced Tuesday that Vice President and
co-owner Orey Laev has been named president of the
company. He succeeds his uncle and co-owner Rick Laev.
Rick Laev will take
on the title of vice president and Nate Norfolk has been
named the director of wine & spirits.
Norfolk is a
certified sommelier with 17 years of experience in the
wine and spirits industry. He spent the past eight years
in beverage wholesale with Purple Feet Wines of
Established in 1961,
Ray’s Wine & Spirits, 8930 W. North Ave., is family
owned and operated, dedicated to bringing consumers
value and a unique variety of wine, rare craft beers and
spirits. Ray’s Growler Gallery & Wine Bar opened on the
second floor of the building in June 2014 and recently
added an outdoor patio.
“I am honored to
join the Ray’s team in this director position. We will
be expanding what is working so well, with increased
tastings, more events at the Growler Gallery,
opportunities for private events, and bringing more of
our favorite wine, beer, and spirits producers to the
store to interact with our customers,” Norfolk said.