About Napa Technology
Meeting of the Minds
Napa Technology founders Nick Moezidis & Morris Taradalsky combine 30+ years of Silicon valley smarts with a passion for great wine.
I'll Take a Vino, Please
Identifying the growing demand for wine and the wide open landscape, the three envisioned creating the next Starbucks — for wine.
They soon discovered there were no well made, cost effective and intelligent systems available in the marketplace to support their new vision.
A New Business Plan
Engaging Apple, Brocade and Sony know-how the three founders concluded they could design a smarter solution for operators worldwide.
A New Way to Pour
What began in a garage (apparently this is a trend in Silicon Valley) from a gallon milk jug, evolved into a sophisticated dispensing technique. And the Clean-Pour Dispensing Head technology was born.
A New Way to Preserve
From there intellect, vision and ingenuity were coupled with a wine refrigerator (and ample amounts of duct tape) to create the first ever plug and play, temperature controlled, compressor free wine dispensing system.
The Big Debut
Ready for public consumption, the first WineStations are installed at a trio of California locations; Bella Mia Restaurant, Copia Napa Valley and WineStyles.
Today…the WineStation serves more than 30 million ounces of wine annually through installations worldwide.
Chairman Of The Board
Morris Taradalsky has had over a thirty year engineering career. Prior to Napa Technology, Morris was Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Brocade Communications and Executive Vice President of Engineering for Exodus Communications. Morris held management positions at Apple Computer Inc., as Vice President and General Manager where he introduced Apple’s first line of Network Servers. Morris started in the corporate world at IBM Corp., where he had a distinguished eighteen year career. Morris also filed numerous patents and received IBM’s Invention Achievement Award.
Chief Executive Officer
Nick Moezidis, cultivated his breadth of multi-disciplinary talents and leadership at Fortune 500 companies such as Eastman Kodak, Hewlett Packard Co., and within successful start-ups Brocade Communications and Tasman Networks. Over the course of his sixteen years of Sales, Support and Marketing leadership, Moezidis has led numerous company and industry-leading innovations and new technologies. A graduate from Pepperdine, Moezidis heads the Napa Technology Sales & Marketing endeavors with sharp focus on creativity and results.