Beverage Industry

People

April 1, 2005

People

Starbucks
has named Jim Donald president and chief executive officer, succeeding Orin Smith, who has retired. Donald previously served as chairman, president and chief executive officer at Pathmark Stores Inc... Skyy Spirits LLC, San Francisco, has named Gerard Ruvo president and chief executive officer. Ruvo was vice president of sales, and he succeeds Anthony P. Foglio, who is taking over the chairman’s role vacated by company founder Maurice Kanbar… Coors Brewing Co., the U.S. division of Molson Coors Brewing Co., has named Frits van Paasschen president and chief executive officer. Van Paasschen joins Molson Coors from Nike Inc., where he was corporate vice president and general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Molson Coors also announced Samuel Walker has been named chief legal officer. He was U.S. general counsel and group vice president of public affairs for Coors... Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. has selected Geoffrey Woolford as vice president of research and development. Woolford’s beverage experience includes heading R&D at Pepsi, and he succeeds Y. Steve Henig, who has retired from Ocean Spray... Diageo has appointed Debra Kelly-Ennis chief marketing officer of its North American division. She joins Diageo from Saab USAE&J Gallo has named Devinder Singh vice president and general manager of its European operations, and Glenn Caton senior marketing director of Europe. Jane Hunter has been appointed director of marketing for Western Europe... Clos LaChance Wines has named Matt Read vineyard manager of its CK Vines subsidiary. It also has named Kristin Murphy customer relations manager... Sidney Frank Importing Co., New Rochelle, N.Y., has named Steven Seltzer director of wine. He previously was winemaster of The Rainbow Room and beverage director at Tavern on the Green.