US alcohol distributor Glazer's has appointed a president for its Texas operations.

The family-run company, which operates in 12 states across the US, said yesterday (7 March) that Pat McNamara will assume the position with immediate effect. McNamara joined Glazer's in 2005, having previously worked for Coors Brewing Co. and Miller Brewing. He has also spent time with The Coca-Cola Co.

"Since joining Glazer's two years ago, Pat McNamara has excelled in every challenge given him, and we believe that he is highly qualified to lead our Texas business," said Glazer's chief operating officer Mike Maxwell. "Pat will be charged with successfully implementing and executing our Texas strategy, which is to energise and expand our leadership position in the market, and to be recognised as the best distribution company in the state for brand-building and service-minded customer focus."

Last month, Glazer's secured US distribution of Soyuz Victan's SV The Silk Vodka.