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08.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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PERNOD RICARD USA

There are several key senior management changes at the drinks company.  PAUL DUFFY, chairman and CEO, Pernod Ricard USA, has been appointed chairman and CEO, The Absolut Company.  Duffy, who also was named to the Pernod Ricard Group Executive Committee, succeeds PHILIPPE GUETTAT, who has been named chairman and CEO, Mumm Martell Perrier Jouet Company, replacing LIONEL BRETON, who is retiring.  In his new role, Duffy will assume global responsibility for the marketing, production and [...] Read More »

THE WINE INSTITUTE

KATHLEEN HEITZ MYERS of Heitz Wine Cellars in St.Helena has been elected the 2O12-2O13 board chairman for the public policy advocacy group representing nearly 1OOO California wineries.  Other board officers elected include: CHRIS FEHRNSTROM of Constellation Wines US in San Francisco, first vice chairman; CAROLYN WENTE of Wente Family Estates in Livermore, second vice chairman; GREG COLEMAN of E&J Gallo Winery in Modesto, treasurer; and MARGIE HEALY of Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, secretary.  ROBERT [...] Read More »

WILLIAM GRANT & SONS

The drinks company has promoted CASPAR MACRAE to the newly created role of Vice President, Brand Marketing, USA.  He will be responsible for leading the company’s US brand teams in their long-range growth plans and consumer-led programming, and also continue working with the company’s stable of brands including Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, Tullamore Dew and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, among others. [...] Read More »

UNITED STATES BARTENDERS’ GUILD

RICHARD GOMEZ has been named the first-ever Diageo World Class US Ambassador.  After a nationwide two-month search, Gomez was selected as the Ambassador and will travel to Brazil to compete at the World Class Global Final against 47 of his peers from around the globe.  While in Brazil, Gomez will spend five days participating in a series of challenges and have the opportunity to earn the title of “Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year”. [...] Read More »

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