Rémy CFO Pflanz Adds COO Title, Becomes Heir Apparent To CEO LabordeDecember 14, 2012
Rémy Cointreau chief financial officer Frederic Pflanz has been given the additional title of chief operating officer, a move that analysts see as a first step toward Pflanz succeeding Jean-Marie Laborde as the company’s CEO in the near future. The 64-year-old Laborde was named Rémy’s CEO in 2004 and was reappointed for a three-year term in 2010 that expires in July 2013. Pflanz, 44, has been Rémy’s CFO since 2010 and will retain that post along with his new COO duties. Prior to joining Rémy, he was finance director at the consumer products unit of cosmetics giant L’Oreal.