Constellation Names New President of Wine & Spirits Biz
Constellation Brands has appointed Robert Hanson as the company’s new evp and president of its wine & spirits business, effective June 3.
Robert previously served as a member of Constellation’s board of directors from February 2013 to April 2019. He resigned from the board before accepting his new role.
“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,” says chief Bill Newlands. “He will bring valuable perspective to our Wine & 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.”
Robert joins the company from outside the bev alc industry, but he has “extensive” experience in the CPG category. Most recently, he was ceo at John Hardy Global Limited, a global luxury jewelry brand. Before that, he worked as ceo at American Eagle Outfitters and global brand president at Levi Strauss & Co.
“Constellation’s wine & 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 capitalize on the opportunity that lies ahead and help drive the next phase of growth at Constellation,” says Robert.
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