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03.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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SIDNEY FRANK IMPORTING COMPANY

Todd Richman has been named Corporate Mixologist, a newly created position.  Richman will lead the bartender loyalty programs and develop drink strategies for the Sidney Frank portfolio.  He has over seven years experience working in the food and spirits industry and most recently comes from Frederick Wildman and Sons.  An active member of the NY Chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild and a graduate of the Liquid [...] Read More »

MAKER’S MARK

In April, Bill Samuels, Jr., will retire as President and transition into the role of Chairman Emeritus.  His son, Rob Samuels, who was appointed COO in October, will lead the organization going forward.  Bill Samuels, Jr., has been at the helm of Maker’s Mark for 35 years.  He is the son of Maker’s Mark Founder, Bill Samuels, Sr., and the seventh generation to continue the family’s tradition of [...] Read More »

HEINEKEN USA

LESYA LYSYJ has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer.  Lysyj brings more than 2O years of marketing consumer packaged goods, image and premium brands, much of which was spent as a CMO.  In her new role, Lysyj will be responsible for developing long-term marketing strategies for the Heineken USA beer portfolio; overseeing the brand’s consumer centric marketing activities and social media initiatives and ensuring that [...] Read More »

BEAM GLOBAL SPIRITS & WINE

Donard Gaynor has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development.  Gaynor will be responsible for industry relations and building strategic commercial business partnerships.  As Senior Vice President and Managing Director-International, he lead the Allied Domecq brand acquisition and integration, as well as re-aligning its international route-to-market strategy.  Gaynor spent nearly a decade at The Seagram Spirits & Wine Group in a variety of executive leadership positions, including [...] Read More »

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