David Grinnell, director of brewing and quality at the Boston Beer Co., has been promoted to vice president of brewing... G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Mason, Ohio, has named Lori Wagoner corporate vice president of on-premise sales. Wagoner replaces Walter L. Gross III, who recently was named senior vice president, on-premise oversight and governmental affairs... Bill Newlands, former president of Beam Wine Estates, has rejoined Beam Global Spirits and Wine, Deerfield, Ill., as senior vice president, U.S. commercial development. Senior Vice President Jim Clerkin announced he plans to leave the company... Ron Easley has joined Jana North America, based in New York City, as vice president of sales North America. Easley previously has worked with Fiji Water, Avalon Beverage Co., the Monarch Co. and Seven-Up... Diageo North America, Norwalk, Conn., has appointed Pete Carr president, control states. Control states account for approximately 22 percent of Diageo’s U.S. spirits volume... Castle Brands Inc., New York City, has named Charles “Chip” Hartnett as director of national accounts. He will be responsible for all regional and national on-premise accounts... Susan Sokol Blosser, founder of Sokol Blosser Winery, Dundee, Ore., announced she will retire as president. Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser will take over as co-presidents, and Nik Blosser will continue as chairman of the winery’s board of directors... William Grant & Sons USA, New York City, has appointed Jonathan Yusen senior vice president of marketing. Yusen previously worked for Allied Domecq and Pernod Ricard... Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, Mo., has appointed Eddie Murray to the newly created position of director of sales, South. The move accompanies a distribution push into Texas and Tennessee, the company says. Murray previously has worked with Guinness Import Co., Wisdom Imports, Labatt USA, and most recently, InBev USA as regional sales manager... Old Orchard Brands, Sparta, Mich., has tapped Henry VonSalzen to oversee the company’s East Coast grocery sales as eastern regional manager.
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