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09.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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OBITUARY: FRANK B. SOUSA, Jr.,

FRANK B. SOUSA, Jr., 65The President of Colonial Wholesale Beverage Co. passed away unexpectedly on July 25. Born in Fall River, Mr. Sousa graduated from Coyle-Cassidy High School in 1963 and from Boston College with an Accounting degree in 1967.  He started with Colonial Wholesale Beverage in 1963, and in 1968 entered in a position of accounting and finance.  In 1983, he became the President, [...] Read More »

OBITUARY: EDWIN H. NIELSEN

EDWIN H. NIELSEN, 93Edwin H. Nielsen, the great-grandson of Bacardi founder Don Facundo Bacardí Massó, has passed away in Spain.  Born in Santiago de Cuba and raised and educated in the United States, Mr. Nielsen served heroically in World War II and received four medals: the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, European Campaign, and the Victory Medal.  He landed the day after D-Day in Normandy and [...] Read More »

BACARDI LIMITED

Robert Furniss-Roe has been appointed President of Bacardi North America, with responsibility for leading all operations in the region for its portfolio of spirits.  He succeeds John P. Esposito, who recently announced his planned retirement.  Furniss-Roe most recently served as Regional President of Latin America and Vice President of Global Sales.  Since joining Bacardi in 1989, he has held a variety of marketing and executive management positions around the world, including in the US. [...] Read More »

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