Walter David Hartman, founder and CEO of Walter On Wine, is thriving in his second act as a Level Three Sommelier accredited by the National Wine School. While continuing his wine studies at the University of California, Davis, he has created a home for those who want to enhance their wine experience. A formidable career in executive management at international corporations supports Walter’s journey in a new direction to reinvent the wine industry so that wine consumers can savor every sip. His business career and lifelong love of all things wine combine so that Walter brings his knowledge, his nose and his desire to improve every wine experience. Walter lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and has three adult children, Jason, Ian and Katharine, and two grandchildren, Alex and Max.
Walter has a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College and completed the executive management program from the Columbia Graduate School of Management.
He pursued additional business studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and at the University of Delaware. Avocations include financial markets, geopolitics, and tennis, and he has contributed his time to Habitat for Humanity on build sites throughout the United States.
Prior to Walter On Wine, Walter held executive-level leadership positions in global consumer brands, including Mohawk Industries, Mannington, and Pergo North America. In these positions, he guided turnarounds, grew and expanded sales and solidified profitable returns.
He started Alexandria Associates, LLC, in 1995, which provides management consulting services to international companies in the building industry and offers advisory services to private equity firms and hedge funds active in the flooring industry.
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