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Constellation Brands names Bill Newlands as COO

Bill NewlandsConstellation Brands, Inc., a beverage alcohol company, announced that Bill Newlands has been named executive vice president, chief operating officer, a new position within the company.

A 30-year industry veteran, Mr. Newlands joined Constellation in 2015 as executive vice president and chief growth officer and currently serves as president of the Wine & Spirits Division.

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Previous appointments include president, Beam Spirits U.S. (2008-2010); president, Beam Wine Estates (2005-2007); president and CEO, Allied Domecq Wines USA (2002-2005); CEO and Board director, wine.com (1999-2001); managing director, U.S. and global marketing officer, LVMH Chandon Estates (1996 – 1999).

With Mr. Newlands' transition to chief operating officer, the company is announcing additional leadership changes.

Chris Stenzel has been promoted to executive vice president, president, Wine & Spirits Division.

Mr. Stenzel has over 18 years of beverage alcohol experience, joining Constellation Brands in 2008. Since that time, he has held a number of senior roles including leading our Wine & Spirits finance division and most recently as senior vice president finance for the Beer Division.

Mr. Stenzel is a trusted strategic counselor to leadership across the organization bringing deep commercial and operational knowledge and experience to his new role.

Ben Dollard will transition to the role of senior vice president, chief marketing officer and International for the Wine & Spirits Division.

Mr. Dollard came to the company in 2001 and most recently served as chief growth officer and previously led the Canadian wine business.

Jared Fix will assume the role of senior vice president, chief growth officer with responsibility for driving the company's growth strategy across both the Beer and Wine & Spirits Divisions.

Mr. Fix joined Constellation in 2015 as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Wine & Spirits Division.

All executive appointments are effective January 30, 2017.


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