Beverage Industry

People

June 1, 2007

People

Future Brands LLC
, the U.S. sales and distribution operation for Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc. and the Absolut Spirits Co., has hired Bobby “G” Gleason for the newly created position of master mixologist and manager of on-premise training… Skae Beverage International LLC, Orangeburg, N.Y., distributor of New Leaf beverages, has named Steve Parano vice president of sales. Parano previously served as vice president of sales at Arizona Beverages… Steve Dorfman, chief winery officer at Brown-Forman Wine Estates, has resigned from that position. Tim Nall will become general manager of Brown-Forman winery operations. Nall was most recently director of the company’s processing and bottling operations… Hank Hague, president of St. Killian Importing Co., Kingston, Mass., will retire at the end of this year. He will be succeeded by Roman Dombrowski. Dombrowski has worked at St. Killian in various capacities for the past five years, serving as a sales representative and handling analytical assignments… XanGo LLC, Lehi, Utah, has named John Digles chief marketing officer. He previously served as senior vice president of sales and marketing… Coffee Perks, Jacksonville, Fla., has named Christian Hosking corporate partner and executive vice president