Constellation Brands has approved the election of Barry Fromberg to the company's board of directors.

Fromberg is a retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of Dallas-based Dean Foods Company.

Constellation Brands chairman and chief executive officer Richard Sands said: "Barry has a wealth of practical business experience and knowledge with a highly successful consumer packaged goods company, in addition to experience in telecommunications and with an accounting firm."

Fromberg's approval at Constellation comes two days after the company snapped up Vincor International with an improved offer for the Canadian wine producer.

He fills the seat vacated of the late George Bresler, who retired in November 2005.