Diageo has promoted from within  for a new VP in its Control States West unit

Diageo has promoted from within for a new VP in its Control States West unit

Diageo has confirmed the appointment of a new VP for its Control States West operations in the US.

The company said earlier this week that Rich Rubenstein will be promoted internally to the post. Rubenstein replaces Claudia Schubert, who has moved to head up Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines in the US.

Having joined Diageo in 2007 as VP of category development, Rubenstein has also held VP positions in revenue management and business analytics & pricing. 

Rubenstein, who will assume the position on 16 September, will report to Greg Armstrong, president of Control States.

The Control States West division covers Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and Washington.