Greg Lehman Cofounder and CEO, Watershed Distillery

Greg Lehman Bio 

Greg is the cofounder and CEO of Watershed Distillery and has been involved in all aspects of running the business since its inception. He has a passion for business and is an entrepreneur at heart. After a stint playing pro-volleyball in Switzerland, he began a career in sales working his way from a small manufacturing company in North Carolina to the pharmaceutical world. That entrepreneurial passion led him to leave his corporate job to start Watershed in 2010. Greg has worked to expand the business to a present-day team of 65 employees and has been the force behind growing Watershed Distillery into the largest Ohio-based brand of spirits.

Greg helped organize and was one of the founding three members of the Ohio Distillers Guild and was the Guild’s president from 2017-2021. Through the Guild he has been instrumental in changing the law in Ohio to help the distilling industry. After helping pass a law to allow distilleries to open onsite restaurants, he orchestrated the opening of Watershed Kitchen + Bar, one of the top restaurants and cocktail bars in Columbus, Ohio.  

Greg was selected as the 2012 winner of the Young Professional Achievement award by The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. In 2015, Greg was recognized as the Columbus, Ohio CEO of the Year by Columbus CEO Magazine. Greg is the visionary at the helm of Watershed, supported by a close-knit, dedicated leadership team focused on growth through our community. 

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