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A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT H. BRADFORD 1937-2017

We were saddened to hear the news of the passing earlier this year of the venerable Robert (Bob) H. Bradford.  In addition to many, many other accolades, Bob was a longtime feature writer for Massachusetts’ Beverage Business, starting out when we were known as “The Price Journal”. Bob had a...
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MOËT HENNESSY USA

Jo Thornton is returning to the US as CEO for Moët Hennessy USA.  Prior to this he was Managing Director for the UK.  In this role Thornton will oversee the company’s US sales and marketing responsibilities.  He joined the company in 1993 as Sales Development Director for the UK.

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte

The Champagne house has appointed Christophe Juarez as Managing Director.  Juarez joins from Unicoop, a co-operative based in Cognac, where he was Chief Executive, and he has also served as Managing Director of Burgundian firm Laroche Wines.  Before joining the drinks industry he worked in sales and marketing roles at...
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THE VIN BIN

Aaron Aykanian has been named General Manager of The Vin Bin stores becoming the first GM since the company opened its doors in 2OO4.  In this position he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the three-store, family run business.  Prior to this Aykanian was serving as both manager...
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HEAVEN HILL

The drinks company has named Denny Potter as Vice President of Operations and Master Distiller.  In addition to his current distilling responsibilities, Potter will provide strategic direction and leadership for all Heaven Hill production operations.  Previously, he was Master Distiller and Bernheim Distillery Plant Manager.  For almost 2O years, he...
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WINEBOW NEW ENGLAND

MARY MASTERS has been appointed Vice President and General Manager for the wholesaler.  In this role she will oversee distribution operations in Massachusetts and Connecticut and be based in the Boston office.  Masters was most recently Vice President of Classic Wine Imports and Vice President of Sales for the Martignetti...
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THE BEER INSTITUTE

TRAVIS GIBBONS has been named Senior Director of Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs.  He brings over a decade of government and advocacy experience to the Beer Institute, most recently as the Director of Federal Affairs for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

MAST-JÄGERMEISTER US

CHRIS PEDDY has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer.  In this position he will oversee Jägermeister’s new brand identity launch as well as all aspects of the US marketing platforms, strategy and innovation, digital marketing, customer marketing and public relations.  Peddy was initially hired by Mast-Jägermeister US (formally known as Sidney...
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THE STOLI GROUP

HUGUES PIETRINI has been hired as Global Chief Executive Officer for the division responsible for the production, management and distribution of the Group’s global spirits portfolio.  Most recently Pietrini was the Executive Vice President of Distribution at Moët Hennessy, where he led the Ruinart, Krug, Glenmorangie and Belvedere brand houses. ...
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RÉMY COINTREAU USA

LOU CONRAD has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales.  He replaces BILL CORBETT, who has stepped back from his SVP responsibilities as he moves toward retirement in September, 2O18.  Corbett has been with the drinks company for 32 years.  He’ll continue to work closely with the management team...
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