Patron appoints DISCUS chairman as president4th January, 2013 by Becky Paskin
Patron Spirits has appointed Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) chairman John McDonnell to President, International to focus on its global growth.
McDonnell, who is also chief operating officer at Patron Spirits, is now based in the group’s Switzerland headquarters and is responsible for its day-to-day US and global operations and growth in the newly-created position.
“In only a few short years, Patrón has quickly expanded into more than 130 countries worldwide,” he said.
“As our brands and our company continues to gain momentum in international markets, it’s important that we devote all available resources into growing our global business and international market share.
“I’m honored to take on this new role and this new position, based strategically here in Europe, to work with our team to focus on our longterm global growth and success.”
McDonnell has worked with Patron Spirits since 2005.