Partida Tequila has confirmed a change of director of finance.

The US-based company said yesterday (9 September) that Stephen Lauth will assume the position, replacing Kelly Hansen who has "moved on to pursue new opportunities", a spokesperson told just-drinks.

Prior to joining Partida, Lauth served as the director of finance and operations at Scottish & Newcastle Importers Company for over ten years.

"Steve brings a wealth of industry experience to the Partida brand," said company founder, chairman and CEO, Gary Shansby. "He'll prove instrumental in helping us to expand our sales in both new and existing markets.

"Steve is also an experienced financial manager. We expect him to contribute greatly to our operational efficiency."