Santa Barbara, CA - The Thornhill Companies would like to announce the promotion of Marshall Miller from operations specialist to an expanded role as Head of Operations. The shift represents a deliberate strategic action to balance the organization’s three-pronged structure between finance, sales and marketing, and operations.
Though his title is currently VP of Finance and Operations, this transition will allow him to play a much larger and more defined role in operational efforts throughout the Thornhill Companies’ various wineries, vineyards, and alternative crop farming projects.
“As a growing family business, we recognize that going forward our expansion requires greater specialization and focus. Further defining our roles and having a specialist in operations was a clear need.”
CEO Stephen Miller has led the operations team in the past with his expertise and boots-on-the ground involvement. Lately his extensive responsibilities as CEO have limited his participation and therefore prompted the positive shift.
“I am excited to embrace all of the operational challenges posed by greater water scarcity, increased mechanization and the need for sustainability and I’m very happy to continue to work beside my father and brother in the growth of our business,” says Miller.