Constellation Brands, Inc. (CBI), the world's leading premium wine company, announced today that Eric Morham, president of the company's Canadian business, will retire effective May 31, 2013 after 40 years in the beverage alcohol industry. Succeeding Morham is Ben Dollard, currently SVP, International. His appointment is effective March 1, 2013.
"Ben has great experience building global brands, such as Robert Mondavi and Inniskillin, and working in various markets," Wright said. "He brings significant knowledge of the international business to the leadership role and will be an asset to our Canadian business."
Dollard joined CBI in 2001 and has extensive brand building, sales, marketing and production experience, including being involved in U.S. exports into Canada. Most recently, Dollard has focused on establishing and executing CBI's emerging markets strategy. Dollard will be based in Mississauga, Ontario.
CBI has appointed Philip Kingston, to replace Dollard as SVP of Constellation's international business, effective March 1, 2013. Kingston currently leads the Asian business in Hong Kong. He joined CBI in 1996 and has held a number of positions including chief financial officer of Pacific Wine Partners, SVP Constellation Spirits and SVP Sales and Marketing for the company's New Zealand business. He will be based in San Francisco.
About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands is the world's leading premium wine company that achieves success through an unmatched knowledge of wine consumers, storied brands that suit varied lives and tastes, and more than 4,400 talented employees worldwide. With a broad portfolio of widely admired premium products across the wine, beer and spirits categories, Constellation's brand portfolio includes Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Inniskillin, Franciscan Estate, Mark West, Ruffino, Simi, Estancia, Corona Extra, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and SVEDKA Vodka.