JOHN McDONNELL has been promoted to the new position of President, International. McDonnell will continue in his current position as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing all day-to-day management of the company’s US and worldwide operations and global growth. McDonnell is also the Chairman the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (DISCUS). In his current and new role, he manages the company’s day-to-day activities including overseeing Patrón’s manufacturing, sales and marketing. He is also involved with the company’s leadership in environmental responsibility. McDonnell helped close Patrón’s acquisition of Ultimat vodka and has led the company’s international and duty-free expansion.