A Tribute to Craig Baker | Company News

Honoring the legacy of Craig Baker

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Craig Baker, we are shocked and saddened by the loss. Craig has been a huge part of the MISA family and the wine industry. Memorably known for his Craig Baker Selections, well refined wine experience, and unmatching humanity and relationships; MISA has truly lost a beloved member of our family.

Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Craig have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Craig leaves behind a series of accomplishments, brilliant memories, and a lasting touch. His spirit will forever be a part of MISA’s foundation.

Outside of work Craig was a devoted husband and father, our hearts go out to his wife and children. If you would like to share your memories or condolences with his family, you can simply email rememberingcraigbaker@misaimports.com and we will ensure the family receives your message.

No words can adequately express our sadness over losing Craig or our gratitude for the opportunity to have worked with him. Craig’s contributions have left a lasting impression on the company and we will forever be grateful for him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much. Craig’s legacy will live on through his Craig Baker Selections.

– Oubada S. Duwaji, CEO

An Interview with Craig

A Q&A session with Big Hammer Wines discussing the in-depth nature of how wines are selected and sourced for importation into the U.S. Craig also discusses more about his wine background and why he was inspired to join the industry.

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MISA Imports is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation and its potential impact on our team members, customers, and supplier partners. While we all navigate through the uncertainties of the virus and the sporadic lock downs, we are all facing truly unprecedented and trying times.

The global pandemic is affecting all of our families, businesses and communities. During this time however, we wish to communicate MISA’s continued service, and share some of the measures that have taken place. As part of MISA’s commitment to the health and well-being of our entire community, we want you to be aware of the steps we are taking to protect our employees and to minimize any disruption to business.

First and foremost, for all those who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, our hearts go out to you. We sincerely hope the recent actions yield the desired results and stop the spread. As with any business, protecting our team members and minimizing the adverse impact to our operations and customers is the heart of our plans. Hence, our crisis management team is swiftly establishing and implementing enhanced internal measures that enable a safe work environment whilst diligently servicing our customers.

Though no plan can guarantee uninterrupted service, our plan thus far has allowed us to maintain continuity of operations. Our efforts since March 13th have so far safeguarded our people and enabled us to serve our customers in all locations. Please be rest assured that MISA is leveraging all of its resources during this time and we are committed to supporting business throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working diligently to ensure we can continue to provide the exceptional service you expect from us.

Oubada S. Duwaji
Chief Executive Officer