US: Diageo names new national accounts chief

By | 13 July 2007

Diageo North America has announced the appointment of Maggie Lapcewich as president, national accounts, succeeding Tex McCarthy who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Lapcewich will head up Diageo North America's national accounts business, which includes the company's major customers in both the on-trade and off-trade. She will report directly to Larry Schwartz, president, US Spirits, Diageo North America.

"Maggie's ability to develop great customer relationships, combined with her extensive experience in the alcohol beverage industry make her a great choice for this position," Schwartz said.

Lapcewich has been with Diageo for 15 years, serving in a variety of commercial roles, most recently as the general manager of Diageo's spirits business in Illinois and Indiana, one of the company's largest and most important sales regions

Ivan Menezes, president and CEO of Diageo North America, said: "I believe Maggie's experience and leadership will help take Diageo's National Accounts business to the next level. Maggie has what it takes to build great customer relationships and deliver great business results."

Sectors: Spirits, Wine

Companies: Diageo

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