Business Wire, which electronically delivers news releases to the media, has promoted Joel Tesch (pictured) to the post of Northern California sales manager, according to Business Wire vice president of global sales Gregg Castano. Tesch began his Business Wire career as an account executive in Business Wire’s Atlanta office in 1999, and was promoted to regional manager of the Charlotte office. Most recently, Tesch has served as manager of sales & product partnerships, and played a major role in the successful rollout of Business Wire’s enhanced PressCenter global media management database. Business Wire was founded in 1961 by chairman Lorry I. Lokey, veteran journalist and public relations executive in the Bay Area, and was sold to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway last year. Cathy Baron Tamraz is president and CEO.