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Constellation Names Newlands As COO, Shuffles Other Execs

January 25, 2017

Constellation Brands has appointed Bill Newlands to the newly created post of Chief Operating Officer. Newlands, a 30-year industry veteran who joined Constellation in 2015, has been serving as president of the company’s wine & spirits division. In his new role, Newlands will oversee the beer division as well.

Additionally, Chris Stenzel has been promoted to executive vice president, wine & spirits division. He joined Constellation in 2008 and was most recently senior vice president of finance for the beer division. He’ll report directly to Newlands in his new role, as will Paul Hetterich, president of the beer division.

Ben Dollard will transition to the role of senior vice president, chief marketing officer and international for the wine and spirits division, reporting to Stenzel. Dollard joined Constellation in 2001 and was most recently chief growth officer.

Jared Fix is assuming the role of senior vice president, chief growth officer. Fix has been chief marketing officer of Constellation’s wine & spirits division since joining the company in 2015. He’ll report to Newlands. All appointments are effective January 30. —Peter Zwiebach

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