CEDC said the new post was a result of a growing export business

CEDC said the new post was a result of a growing export business

CEDC has appointed a regional director for Europe, Middle East & Africa to oversee the area's distribution network.

Richard Huck takes on the newly-created post after holding commercial management positions with William Grant & Sons, CEDC announced today (4 July). He previously helped build third-party distribution networks in Europe, the Middle East and Asia for brands including Grant’s, Glenfiddich, Clan MacGregor and Hendricks.

Huck, who will be based in London, starts the new role this month. CEDC said his appointment is a result of the company’s growing export business.

In May, CEDC posted a 5.4% drop in sales while operating profits fell into the red

The month before, Russian Standard injected up to $310m into CEDC in return for a 28% stake. It followed what CEDC called management challenges in its Russian business.