Constellation Brands hires chief technology officer

27th June, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

Constellation Brands has appointed Ricardo Bartra as senior vice president and chief technology officer.

Ricardo Bartra has joined Constellation Brands, effective immediately

Bartra’s most recent role was chief information officer and senior vice president for the Americas for DHL Global Forwarding, the business unit of logistics group Deutsche Post DHL.

Prior to joining DHL in 2012, Bartra held information and technology leadership roles for GlaxoSmithKline and Royal Philips Electronics.

Bartra, who joins Constellation Brands effective immediately, will be based in the company’s Chicago office. He will report to David Klein, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

“Ricardo brings more than 25 years of global experience and IT expertise to Constellation Brands,” said Klein.

“He has a track record of establishing enterprise-level technology, security architecture and IT governance to enable company growth, and his visionary approach will ensure Constellation’s IT strategy remains adaptable to an ever-changing digital landscape.”

Bartra said: “I am excited to join Constellation Brands, a company that is driven and smart, and thrives on innovation and new ideas.

“These fundamentals will allow us to accelerate our digital agenda and harness a greater competitive advantage through technology – while striking the right balance on our priorities – and envision the future.”

Last month, Constellation Brands promoted Jim Sabia to the newly created role of executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

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