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Former tobacco executive is making his mark at Ste. Michelle

Jim Mortensen, is the new President and CEO at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, WA.

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Jim Mortensen, a former senior executive at Altria, took over as the winery's boss last fall. Can a man who spent decades pitching beer and cigarettes rekindle Ste. Michelle's growth?

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