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Stoli Group USA Names Beam Veteran As Chief Commercial Officer

January 8, 2018

Stoli Group USA has named Rudy Costello as senior vice president and chief commercial and sales officer, effective January 9. A spirits industry veteran, Costello joins Stoli after spending over a decade at Beam Suntory, where he served in a variety of senior sales and strategy roles. Most recently, Costello led a 200-person team overseeing Beam Suntory’s Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits region, covering 21 markets across the country. At Stoli Group USA, Costello will be responsible for helping to grow the core Stoli vodka brand, as well as portfoliomates Kentucky Owl whiskey, Bayou rum, Elit vodka, Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia single malt Scotch whiskies, Achaval Ferrer and Arinzano wines, and the forthcoming Cenote Tequila. —Julia Higgins

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