May 1, 2006
Bacardi has named John Esposito president and chief executive officer of Bacardi USA. Esposito previously served as head of Moët Hennessy’s U.S. business... Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp., Vancouver, has named Sonia Mansion marketing manager... Ardea Beverage Co., Minneapolis, has named Terry Casey senior vice president of sales. Maile Buker has become vice president of marketing and strategy, Gary Garland has been named vice president sales-foodservice/hospitality and retail partners, and Phil Mero has been selected as director of lifestyle marketing... Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has selected Al Portney as vice president, international sales… Castle Brands Inc. has named John Soden international managing director, and Seth B. Weinberg senior vice president and general counsel.