Castle Brands has appointed an export director for its Irish subsidiary.

The US-based spirits group confirmed yesterday (20 February) that Conor O'hAonghusa will assume the position at Castle Brands Spirits Company, which is located in Dublin, Ireland.

O'hAonghusa joins Castle from C&C International, where he managed business development in a number of international territories including Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia, Asia, and South America.

He will report to John Soden, managing director of the company's international subsidiary. Soden said: "Conor will be responsible for developing the Castle Brands network of importers and distributors in international markets and building profitable sales volumes in these countries."

O'hAonghusa added: "My focus is on strengthening and expanding our distributor network outside of the US with the objective of delivering additional future growth and building brand value."