New Briefs for June 10, 2013June 10, 2013
•Frederick Wildman & Sons has made several promotions in its executive ranks. Martin Sinkoff has been named director of marketing, heading a group of four brand managers covering the entire Wildman portfolio. He was previously director of marketing/fine wines. Caterina Hausmann has been promoted to senior brand manager, in charge of the Spanish and Italian portfolios. She formerly oversaw those wines as a brand manager. Additionally, Robert Tedder has been promoted to director of regional accounts—northern division. He was formerly north central regional sales manager, a role that will be filled by Patrick Doljanin. In the national brands divisions, Amber Hanley, has been named Southern California area manager and Bryan Odegard as northwest regional sales manager. In the fine wine Division, Kenneth Lewis has been appointed to cover the state of Florida as regional sales manager.
•New York-based Domaine Select Wine Estates (DSWE) has promoted Francesco Giovannetti to the role of director of strategic sales and branding. Giovannetti will continue reporting directly to founder & CEO Paolo Domeneghetti. He joined DSWE last year as portfolio & key account development specialist, working closely with producers and sales teams on account and brand development. Prior to joining the company, he served as New York state sales manager at Palm Bay, and also held the position of district manager & Italian portfolio manager in the Vintage Division at Empire Merchants, among other things.
•Diageo has invested £105 million ($163m) to expand its Cameronbridge Scotch whisky distillery, located in Fife, Scotland. In addition to the expansion, the project also includes a renewable energy facility and water treatment technologies, among other environmentally sustainable features. According to Diageo’s president of global supply and procurement David Gosnell, the revamped distillery has become “the engine for the growth” of Diageo’s whisky business, and will contribute significantly to export growth efforts. Cameronbridge Distillery produces a single grain Scotch called Cameron Brig, which is used to make Diageo’s blended Scotch brands, including Johnnie Walker, J&B, Buchanan’s and Bell’s.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.