September 1, 2006
Diageo North America, Norwalk, Conn., has named Jim Young president of Diageo-Guinness USA. Young previously served as joint managing director for Diageo Great Britain. He succeeds Dave Eickholt who will retire at the end of the year after 28 years with the company... Tully’s Coffee Corp., Seattle, has tapped Ali Hummels as retail marketing manager... The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Washington, D.C., has named Craig Wolf interim president and chief executive officer. Wolf also will continue in his role as general counsel for the association while the group conducts a search for a new president... Steve O’Donnell has become the new director of Southeast sales for PowerTrip Beverages Inc… Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., has promoted John Campbell, Todd Ewing and Adam D’Antonio to sales representatives. Derek Struble has been named draft technician for the Fort Collins market... Ardea Beverage Co., Minneapolis, has hired Jennifer Ashley as its in-house dietitian... X Café LLC, Princeton, Mass., has appointed Rolie Zagnoli vice president of national accounts and business development... Glazer’s Distributors Missouri, based in St. Louis, Mo., has named Rob Pagano vice president sales and marketing, spirits… John Lennon, former president and chief executive officer of Pyramid Breweries, has been named president of InterBev USA, a New York-based division of Thai Beverage.