Massachusetts Beverage Business


Pernod Ricard USA

Jonas Renner Tahlin has been named Vice President of Marketing-Vodkas.  Renner Tahlin was previously Regional Vice President/Commercial Director-Americas for The Absolut Company.  In his new role he will be responsible for further enhancing Absolut’s marketing strategy and translating that strategy into execution.  In 2OO6, he was recruited to head up the European business of Vin & Sprit (the former owner of Absolut).  Also, Tim Murphy has been appointed [...] Read More »


AUGUST SEBASTIANI has been named President of the Sonoma-based division of Don Sebastiani & Sons which was spun off as an independent wine company, effective January 1.  Previously, Sebastiani was Managing Director of the unit.  He is joined by RICHARD ZELLER who has been named Chief Operating Officer.  Zeller has been with Sebastiani since 1991, as a district manager, Western Region Vice President, Vice President of Exports, and Vice President of Chain and Channel Management. [...] Read More »

Beam Global Spirits & Wine

MINDY MACKENZIE has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.  Mackenzie has an extensive background with retail and consumer packaged goods companies – for the past five years, she held various positions with increasing responsibility at Campbell Soup Company and most recently was been based in Australia serving as Vice President Human Resources & Public Affairs for Campbell’s Asia Pacific division.  In her current position, Mackenzie’s [...] Read More »


PETER McDONOUGH has been appointed President, Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer.  Previously he was President, North America-Innovation.  In conjunction with this appointment, Diageo will be combining the Marketing and Innovation teams to ensure the company is best organized to deliver top-line growth ambitions.  Prior to joining Diageo three years ago, McDonough served in a variety of leadership roles within the consumer package goods industry in North [...] Read More »

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