Pernod Ricard North America CEO steps down

Paul Duffy, the chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard North America, will leave the French company next month. Duffy will leave Pernod Ricard, the owner of brands such as Absolut vodka and Jameson Irish whiskey, to “return to Ireland”. He will also leave the group’s executive committee. He will be replaced by Ann Mukherjee, the current chief commercial officer of household supplies manufacturer SC Johnson & Son, on 2 December. Duffy joined Pernod Ricard in…

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Beam CEO: ‘Big ambitions’ for House of Suntory

Albert Baladi is in the driving seat as Beam Suntory’s new president and CEO. He tells The Spirits Business about his ambitions to position Bourbon as the world’s foremost whisk(e)y and make his company the ‘most admired’ in the industry. *This feature was originally published in the August 2019 issue of The Spirits Business In 1795, three years after Kentucky became a US state, farmer and grain mill operator Jacob Beam filled his first barrel…

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Bardstown Bourbon Co names new CEO

The Bardstown Bourbon Company has appointed Mark Erwin as its new CEO, taking over from co-founder David Mandell. Mandell, who steps down from his role as president and CEO, will remain a minority shareholder in Kentucky-based Bardstown Bourbon Company. “It has been an honour to serve as the CEO of Bardstown Bourbon Company. Together, we have built a world-class team and accomplished great things,” said Mandell. “We have established Bardstown Bourbon Company as the new…

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Tales of the Cocktail hires CEO and president

The Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) Foundation has appointed Jenny Butler as its chief executive officer and Caroline Rosen as president. Butler has “played an instrumental role in the development” of the TOTC Foundation since the transition to its current leadership. In February last year, Gary Solomon Jr of event company The Solomon Group and Neal Bodenheimer of cocktail bar Cure took over the annual cocktail festival and reestablished it as the TOTC Foundation. Butler played…

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Roust Russia names Alexey Gulevich CEO

Żubrówka vodka owner Roust has appointed Alexey Gulevich as CEO of its Russian subsidiary. Gulevich takes over the CEO role from Vassilen Tzanov, who will focus on “further development” of Roust’s Polish business. With more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in FMCG, Gulevich most recently held the role of vice president of sales at Roust Russia. Prior to joining Roust’s Russian unit in 2017, Gulevich worked his way up from sales…

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