Glen Luss Distillery appoints non-executive directors

Scotland’s Glen Luss Distillery, which is set to open next year, has appointed Gary Deans and Brian Woods as non-executive directors. Glen Luss Distillery was founded by Trystan Powell, Patrick Colquhoun and Daniel Lewis, graduates of the University of Strathclyde. The site is due to open on the shores of Loch Lomond in May 2021. Woods is said to bring extensive experience from within the drinks industry to Glen Luss. Woods is the founder of…

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CEO Werner Dornscheidt departs Messe Düsseldorf

Werner Dornscheidt, president and CEO of ProWein organiser Messe Düsseldorf, will retire from the company after 37 years. Dornscheidt, who has held the role of president and CEO for 17 years, will step down from the firm on 30 June 2020. “Trade fairs are my life,” said Dornscheidt. “What we have built up together with my team over all those years benefits the company today. While conditions are difficult at present, it is comforting to…

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Midleton Distillery names new distiller

Jameson producer Irish Distillers has appointed Katherine Condon to the position of distiller at Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Ireland. Condon will report to Midleton’s recently appointed master distiller, Kevin O’Gorman. She will be responsible for the production process from brewing to distillation. Condon will also be tasting distillates daily and will oversee the quality of all new pot and grain distillates produced at Midleton, assessing each one to ensure the desired balance of flavours…

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Conecuh Brands names senior vice president and CFO

Spirits marketing and sales firm Conecuh Brands has appointed Dennis Floam as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. Floam will be responsible for leading the finance and operations departments, and will help prepare the company for its next phase of domestic and international growth. Roy Danis, president and CEO of Conecuh Brands, said: “It is a testament to the growth, innovation and entrepreneurial strength of our company that we can bring someone…

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ACSA names Becky Harris board president

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) has appointed Becky Harris, co-founder and chief distiller of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, president of its board of directors. Harris has served as a member of the ACSA’s board of directors since May 2020, where she has been charged with appointing leadership to its governing committees. Recently, Harris was also appointed head of the ACSA Covid-19 task force, helping to build and implement sanitiser best practices across the distilling…

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