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Constellation Brands names Bill Newlands new president

February 14, 2018
Food & Drink

Constellation Brands has announced that it has appointed Bill Newlands as its new president and chief operating officer.

Newlands takes over the presidency from Rob Sands, who will remain in his role as chief executive officer at the company.

Newlands previously served as the president of Beam Spirits, and he has over 30 years of experience at various companies in the alcohol industry.

He joined Constellation in 2015 as the group’s chief growth officer, before becoming the head of the company’s wine and spirits division in 2016 and then assuming the role of COO in 2017.

Newlands said: “Constellation Brands’ success story is over 70 years in the making and I believe the best is yet to come.

“I’m honoured to work with our executive chairman Richard Sands, CEO Rob Sands and our executive team to continue building on our success as we move forward.”

Sands added: “Bill is a dynamic leader who has demonstrated an ability to advance our strategic priorities and strengthen our innovation capabilities in ways that further bolster our position as a leading total beverage alcohol company.

“I look forward to working with Bill to ensure our company continues to deliver long-term, sustainable growth that outpaces the market and competition.”

Source: FoodBev

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