VP of Sales and Marketing
Chad, a native of Iowa, has worked in the wine and spirits industry in California for the past 15 years. He started as a brand ambassador for UDV in early 2000 and then moved on to Young’s Market Company where, after 6 years of service, was promoted to Assistant Division Manager in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Following YMCO, Wiltgen was one of the first employees hired at Cooper Spirits where he served as VP of Sales for the ground breaking St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur. After the brand’s sale to Bacardi USA Wiltgen worked at such innovative companies as Suntory USA and Compass Box Whisky. Wiltgen currently serves as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Eastside Distilling and is excited to grow with such a ground breaking company. He notes, “Innovation is the key to success in this industry, and no one knows that better than Master Distiller Mel Heim.” Wiltgen currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.