Wine importer and distributor Winebow has appointed the former CEO of Constellation Brands' international division as its president.

The New Jersey-based firm confirmed yesterday (1 March) that Jon Moramarco, who left Constellation last year, will assume the new role at the end of this month. Having joined wine business advisory firm Wine Colleagues last October, Moramarco will report to Winebow's chairman and CEO Leonardo LoCascio.

“Jon's wealth of knowledge ... make him an ideal choice to guide our company as we continue to refine our organisational structure,” said LoCascio.

“Jon's impressive background managing import and distribution-based businesses, and his proven success with both super-premium and boutique brands will make him a great asset to Winebow.”

Reporting in to Moramarco will be group presidents Peter Click of imports, Frank Shobe of distribution, and Scott Ades of finance and operations.

Winebow employs 470 individuals throughout the US.