Standing listening last night to The Macallanís brand ambassador, Joy Elliot, who was conducting a tasting of the new 1824 Series at the Whisky Shop in Londonís Piccadilly, I could not resist a feeling of dťjŗ vu.
Aroney will be based in Sydney, Australia, at Beamís regional headquarters for APSA.
Aroney will be responsible for driving increased brand and market growth in Beamís two largest emerging markets; Brazil and India, as well as in Japan and Korea.
The company says brands leading the way for accelerated growth in these emerging markets include Teacherís Scotch Whiskey, the number one scotch in India and number two scotch in Brazil; Jim Beam, the worldís number one selling bourbon; as well as Beamís other Ďpower brandsí including Sauza tequila and Courvoisier cognac.
ďIndia and Brazil are two of Beamís fastest growing markets, and weíre confident that Arthurís focus and track record of success will help us further expand our presence and accelerate our performance in these and other key emerging markets,Ē said Phil Baldock, president of Beamís Asia Pacific/South America Region.
Aroney worked at office supplies company, Staples/Corporate Express Australia, as general manager of sales and marketing and COO, leading more than 1,100 employees.
In 2009 as a manager with Lumi Consulting, he provided counsel for Beam, working alongside the companyís global strategy team to help redefine its investment strategy globally.
Prior to this role, Aroney worked as commercial director of sales and marketing for Maxxium Worldwide, where he is said to have spearheaded the negotiation, integration and management of its venture with Coca-Cola Amatil, Beamís sales and distribution partner in Australia.