Massachusetts Beverage Business



ROB SANDS has been named Chief Executive Officer in addition to his existing responsibilities of President and COO. He takes over the position from his brother Richard Sands who will remain Chairman of the Board. Also, JOSE FERNANDEZ will be promoted to the new position of Chief Executive Officer for Constellation Wines North America, which includes the company's Constellation Wines US and Vincor Canada operations. He was previously Chief Executive of Constellation Wines US. Rob Sands joined Constellation 21 years ago as general counsel. In 1993, he was appointed Executive Vice President and general counsel, and was promoted to CEO of Constellation International five years later, after the company's acquisition of Matthew Clark PLC. From 2OOO through most of 2OO2, he was group president over both the UK operations and Canandaigua Wine Co. He was named Constellation's President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2OO2. As a result of changes involving the Sands brothers' roles, KEITH WILSON has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Administrative Officer. Wilson was Constellation's Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

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