Stevie Award Winners to be Announced in New York November 9, 2012

Irvine, CA, Oct. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vinotemp International, a recognized leader in the wine storage and refrigeration industry for 25 years, today announced that the company's president and CEO, India Hynes, has been named a Finalist in the category of Female Executive of the Year, Consumer Products (11 - 2,500 employees) in the 9th annual Stevie®Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," the Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world's premier business awards. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run worldwide. More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 9, 2012. Nominated female executives and entrepreneurs from the US and several other countries are expected to attend.

Since becoming president and CEO of Vinotemp in 2005, Hynes has been a hands-on leader, entrepreneur, innovator and inventor - all while forming several crucial partnerships, starting new companies, and growing a profitable business. Hynes believes that a company is only as good as its products, and her ability to run a factory while outsourcing and inventing new products allows Vinotemp to offer an unmatched selection. This innovative spirit is best seen through the steady growth that has provided numerous job opportunities at the corporate office in Irvine, CA and at Vinotemp's factory in Rancho Dominguez, CA.

"My father was my business mentor and he believed that hard work, innovation, and thinking ahead with regard to technology and trends are all crucial aspects to running a successful business," states Hynes. "I am thrilled to learn that the effort we have put into growing Vinotemp and our other businesses has been recognized by the Stevie Awards and I am honored to be a part of such an exceptional group of Finalists."

Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.  More than 90 members of the five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging.

"We're very excited about this year's Finalists in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. "The judges have told me that they think this is the best and most inspiring crop of nominees we've ever had. We look forward to seeing the judges' final decisions."

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About Vinotemp International

For 25 years, Vinotemp International has manufactured custom wood wine cabinets, wine racks, and cooling systems and has been the leading distributor of wine coolers, beverage coolers, wine dispensers, wine accessories, and more. Close attention to market demand and non-standard ideas have resulted in Vinotemp's ability to offer diversified wine storage solutions utilized by renowned resorts, restaurants, hotels, and the yachting industry.  

Vinotemp products are available at Costco, Home Depot, Sam's Club, Lowe's and Best Buy and other select U.S. retailers. For more information about Vinotemp contact 800.777.VINO (8466) or visit

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About The Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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