Movers & shakers

27 August, 2008
Page 10 
Andrew Holmes is the new sales director of CL World Brands, responsible for the international sales structure for the group's brands covering both domestic and duty -free channels for all regions, excluding the UK, Australasia, the Americas and the Caribbean.

Castle Brands has made John Glover its senior vice president - marketing. He joins from Remy Cointreau USA and will be responsible for the all the company's brands globally.

Stuart MacFarlane, currently InBev's global director of customer standards, is returning to the UK to become the president, InBev UK and Ireland

Altia Corporation, a Nordic wine, beer and spirit distributor has announced a series of appointments. Joacim Hultin has been promoted to senior vice president (SVP), supplier management. He was previously vice president of operational development and, before that, managing director of Bibendum AB, Altia's subsidiary in Sweden. Svein Harald Røine is now SVP Norwegian operations and Sam Stenberg SVP Denmark and travel trade.

The Symington family has appointed Euan Mackay as sales director of Symington Family Estates. Mackay joined the wine trade in 1987 with Tanners before moving onto Fells. In 1996 he joined Symington Family Estates with responsibility for several key European and Asian markets, but remained based in the UK. In 2006 he moved to Portugal and is now based in Oporto.

Vernon Henn is the new general manager of Thandi, the fairtrade South African wine brand. He has five years' experience in the wine industry and is currently doing a wine business management programme through the University of Cape Town. He is a member of the executive committee of The Company of Wine People, which owns 33 per cent of Thandi. The objective is for Thandi to become an independent brand with its own cellars and facilities.

Gonz ález Byass has made Suzanne Strain its wine director - a newly created position to capitalise on the company's new Spanish wine range, which has been made under the guidance of Jane Masters MW. Strain comes from Flagstone UK where she was a director. She has also worked for Western Wines and Edward Cavendish. Michelle Down joins as on-trade business manager, having worked for Maxxium, Delegats and Laurent-Perrier.

Denbies Wine Estate, the English wine producer has made John Worontschak its operations director. He will oversee all aspects of production. Denbies makes 12 wines and has an average annual production of 450,000 bottles.


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