21st April, 2017 by Amy Hopkins
Edrington is to transfer its super-premium innovation activity from Scotland to the US amid a restructure of its Americas distribution unit.
The Macallan producer Edrington is moving its innovation activity from Scotland to the US
The Scotland-based company said the transfer will be made since the “majority of the spirits industry’s innovation activity is generated in the US”.
As such, within Edrington Americas – Edrington’s distribution unit set up in the Americas in 2014 – Jim Brennan will take on the role of SVP super premium and regional power brands and also head of global innovation.
He will report to Chris Spalding, president and CEO of Edrington Americas, and Paul Ross, global managing director of super-premium and innovation, based in Glasgow.
Edrington Americas is also looking to increase its focus on The Macallan and provide stronger alignment with the global Macallan team based in Scotland by naming Raul Gonzalez as vice president, The Macallan and business development team.
Juan Gentile, former executive at Edrington and Beam’s joint venture distribution unit Maxxium, has been named SVP Latin America and Americas travel retail.
Chief financial officer Michael Misiorski has now also taken on the role of chief operating officer with responsibility for the commercial organisation as well as the business support group for the Americas region.
To support Misiorski, Orestis Tiliakos has been promoted to VP of finance and operations and Michael Kastin has been promoted to VP of strategy and commercial finance.
“I am confident that the changes [will] best positionEdrington to expand upon the exceptional growth we have achieved since the inception of Edrington Americas in 2014,” said Chris Spalding, president and CEO of Edrington Americas.
“I am excited to continue to champion our company values of giving more; to consumers in the glass by providing the best quality spirits possible and to charitable causes to improve our communities.”