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The importer has named MARC HIRTEN as President and Chief Operating Officer.  He is replacing JOHN SELLAR who has served in the role for the past two years.  Sellar will now transition to the role of Senior Vice President, Fine Wines and Spirits/Business Development.  Prior to this Hirten was General...
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VINCE AMBROSINO has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy & Technology Officer.  Previously he was the Executive Officer & Division COO of the Global Business Development Department at Suntory Holdings, the parent company of Beam Suntory.  Prior to joining Suntory Holdings in 2O15, Ambrosino spent...
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The brewer has named MICHEL DOUKERIS as its new zone president and CEO.  He is replacing JOAO CASTRO NEVES who is stepping down in the wake of sliding sales in the US market.  Doukeris previously headed up the company’s Chinese and Asia Pacific operations, helping to expand Budweiser globally and...
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LISA PANTELEAKOS has been appointed to the newly created position of National Field Director.   Under this new structure she’ll work with Brockmans’ senior management and US market managers.  Previously, Panteleakos was the company’s market manager for Connecticut and Rhode Island.


MARC HIRTEN has been named the new President and COO of Frederick Wildman and Sons.  Prior to this he was with William Grant & Sons where he was General Manager of Commercial Strategy.  He has held positions previously with Moët-Hennessy and Diageo that have spanned across general management, strategy, sales...
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ALBERT BALADI has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and President of the Americas region for the drinks company.  He succeeds TIM HASSETT who is leaving to run a startup business outside of the spirits industry.  In his new role, Baladi will oversee Beam’s global commercial operations, as well as...
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JUAN MERIZALDE CARRILLO has been appointed Distillery Manager for the Old Forester Distillery.  Carrillo’s whisky career began in the Brown-Forman research and development lab in 2OO7.  Since then he’s worked in quality, operations and corporate engineering as well as management positions at Jack Daniel Distillery.


There are several new additions to the executive team at Anchor Distilling.  GREGORY FITCH, formerly Vice President of East Coast Sales, has been appointed as Chief Sales Officer, and MORGAN ROBBAT, who was Vice President of Marketing is now Chief Marketing Officer.  In addition, SHANNON TRACY has been hired as...
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The brewer has named MATT BRUHN to the newly-created role of PBC Chief Marketing Officer.  In this role, he will oversee marketing for the entire portfolio, including heritage, imports, craft and other categories.


LAWSON WHITING has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer overseeing the company’s regional operations, global production, and corporate responsibility functions.  A 21-year veteran of Brown-Forman, Whiting has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Brands and Strategy Officer since February 2O15.