Beverage Industry

People

November 1, 2006

People

Mike Maxwell
has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at Glazer’s, Dallas. Don Pratt has been named senior vice president of strategic accounts, and Cary Rossel has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer… Matthew MacFarlane has resigned from his position as chief financial officer at Castle Brands Inc., New York City. Meanwhile, the company named Robert A. Battipaglia vice president sales for its eastern region… The p.i.n.k. Spirits Co., New York City, has tapped Lonnie Charleson as executive vice president, director of sales… Ardea Beverage Co., Minneapolis, has named Larry Iannuzzi as its East Coast broker… Future Brands LLC, the U.S. sales and distribution operation for Beam Global Spirits & Wine and the Absolut Spirits Co., has appointed Matt Metz vice president, distributor strategy and planning… Richard E. Belmont has joined Primo Water, Winston-Salem, N.C., as vice president of marketing… The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, based in Washington, D.C., has selected Craig Wolf president and chief executive officer. He assumed the role in an interim capacity this summer… Information Resources Inc., Chicago, announced that David “Bump” Williams has returned to the company as executive vice president and general manager of the company’s beer, wine and spirits and Wall Street practices in North America… Hood River Distillers, Hood River, Ore., has named John S. Pazera account specialist for the Northwest region. Ryan Klitz has been named sales representative for the North and Southeast Portland metro area, and Tia Bledsoe has also joined the company as sales support manager… National Distributing Co., Atlanta, has named Tom Donlevy, vice president/general manager in Savannah, Ga. He succeeds Gordon Johnson, who, after 40 years in the business, is transitioning from that position into an advisory role.