Owner / President
Brad established Rutherford Equipment Rental in 1991 with one tank and a desire to provide his colleagues in the wine business the opportunity to rent equipment. He has over 45 years of winery experience with a focus on winemaking and winery operations. Brad started out at Charles Krug then became one of the first employees of Robert Mondavi Winery. Mr. Mondavi became his respected mentor with whom he worked for over 30 years.
"Quality - it's the philosophy that drives our equipment and vendor partner choices as well as how I choose to operate the business. Even with our continued growth, I still value each relationship and continue to look for ways to improve service to our customers."
Contact Brad for technical questions regarding filtration, winemaking, Airocide applications and consulting. firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 253-7368
Business Manager / Airocide Sales & Information
Lisa has been in the wine industry for 26 years. Her experience covers production operations, procurement, winemaking, sales and marketing. In 2008, she started her own wine project - Leto Cellars.
"The process of winemaking, from start to finish, has many components and at times can be a moving target. I've been there myself, so I feel like I understand the challenges our customers sometimes face."
Contact Lisa for equipment recommendations, reservations & returns, information on Airocide, BHW Consulting and billing questions. email@example.com or (707) 253-7368
Deliveries / Warehouse (but really, a Cellarmaster)
Chester starting working with Brad back in the Mondavi days. With over 40 years of cellar experience, Chet brings a wealth of knowledge as he delivers winemaking equipment to our customers.
Efren De Haro
In 1979, Efren started working in the wine industry under the direction of Bob Foley at Markham Vineyards. He began in the vineyard and worked his way to the cellar and eventually, Cellar Master. In 2008, Efren began working for Hourglass Wine Company as Associate Winemaker. Having done it all, including fruit processing, wine production and bottling, Efren is able to assist customers from a place of experience.
“I understand what our customers are going through when trying to meet production deadlines and dealing with production challenges. I will always present all the options available to help my colleagues.”
Contact Efren for information on equipment, reservations & returns, and deliveries firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 253-7368
Tiffany brings over 20 years of wine industry sales support to the office and joined RER in the summer of 2014. With a flair for design and organization, Tiffany is responsible for our customer communication portals, sales materials and administrative support. She lives in Napa with her husband and beloved dog.
“I like that Rutherford Equipment is a small business. Having worked for large corporations, I’m impressed how quickly Brad and Lisa make decisions based on what the company needs at any given time”.
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