US spirits company Phillips Distilling has appointed former MillerCoors executive Andrew England as the group’s new CEO, effective 10 August.
England will succeed Mike Duggan who has held the role since 2015, but is now taking up the position of CEO at whiskey distillery start-up O’Shaughnessy Distilling.
Most recently, England served as CEO and director at National CineMedia, an American cinema advertising company.
Prior to that, England held the positions of executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at MillerCoors, where he worked for 10 years.
Other positions include marketing and general management roles at The Hershey Company, OpenTable, Nabisco and Cadbury Schweppes.
As CEO, England will oversee the continued growth and expanded distribution of spirits brands within the US company’s branded portfolio, including Prairie Organic Spirits, UV Vodkas, Revel Stoke Whiskies and Phillips Spirits.
“We believe Andy’s established track record and breadth of business experience in expanding distribution while delivering growth and returns are critical to lead our business,” said Brad Johnson, owner of Phillips Distilling Company.
He continued: “His strategic leadership and proven ability to identify opportunities for development will ensure Phillips Distilling continues to be a leading innovator in the spirits industry.”
England added: “This is an extraordinary time in the marketplace. I am excited for the opportunity to join a company that has been producing some of America’s most celebrated spirits for over a century.
“The company’s focus on leading with innovation while continuing to grow its strong existing portfolio of spirits will allow me to build upon my past experience to help take the company to the next level.”
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