Foster's has announced four appointments as part of its management restructuring within its US arm.

The US unit of the Australian company said yesterday (12 February) that John Collins has been re-appointed as vice president, business process & information technology for Foster's Americas regional business. Collins' re-appointment follows an 18-month developmental stint as vice president, imports marketing, the company said.

In addition to this, Don Henderson, who has 18 years of industry experience and joined the company five years ago, has been promoted to the position of north-east zone vice president, sales. In his new role, Henderson will look after sales activities for Foster's wine brands in regions including Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island among others.

The position of southeast zone vice president of sales, meanwhile, has been offered to seventeen-year industry veteran Christian Gray. In his new role, Gray will manage sales activities for the company's wine brands in territories such as Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and parts of Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama.

The company added that former Constellation manager Wayne Childress has been named as vice president, winery operations for the group. At Fosters, Childress will oversee all operations activities at Asti, Beringer and Meridian wineries, the Winemaker's Cooperage, and he will manage wine production systems, CAPEX and capacity planning.