Corona maker Constellation Brands has announced that it has appointed Robert Hanson as the company’s new executive vice president and president of wine and spirits.
Hanson served as a member of Constellation’s Board of Directors from 2013, and he has since resigned his position to accept this new role, which he will officially assume on 3 June, 2019.
“Robert’s strategic orientation, brand-building abilities in high-end segments, understanding of global operations, and leadership capabilities have been a huge benefit to our Board of Directors over the past six years,” said Bill Newlands, president and chief executive officer.
“He will bring a valuable perspective to our wine and spirits team that will help enhance our efforts to build strong brands consumers love, while delivering industry-leading growth and shareholder value in the years ahead.”
Hanson previously served as the chief executive officer at John Hardy Global Limited, a leading global luxury jewellery brand, where he will continue to serve as the company’s Board chair.
“I have developed a deep admiration and respect for Constellation Brands, its talented team members, and the company’s iconic beverage alcohol portfolio over the years,” Hanson said.
“In particular, Constellation’s wine and spirits strategy and portfolio of brands is highly aligned with evolving consumer trends and has tremendous potential and a very bright future ahead.
“I look forward to working with Bill Newlands and the rest of the team to capitalise on the opportunity that lies ahead and help drive the next phase of growth at Constellation,” he concluded.
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