US: Remy appoints new US boss
Remy Cointreau USA, Inc, the American subsidiary of French-based luxury wine and spirit company Remy Cointreau SA, has appointed Thomas F. Jensen as president and CEO.
Jensen was executive vice president of sales for Remy Cointreau USA, Inc. a position he has held since August 2004. In his new role, Jensen will assume responsibilities immediately, reporting to Jean-Marie Laborde, chief executive officer of Remy Cointreau SA. Jensen replaces former president and CEO James R. Chambers.
"Tom Jensen's varied experience ranges from roles in field marketing and wholesaler management to national accounts on and off-premise, military, and distributor strategy," said Laborde. "This experience has led us to name Tom as head of our US operation. His extraordinary leadership has led to the development and implementation of field management strategies that are enabling Remy Cointreau USA, Inc. to deliver on its mission of becoming the fastest growing premium player in the industry."
Prior to joining Remy Cointreau USA, Inc. Jensen spent the early part of his career with Gallo Winery working at Romano Brothers in Chicago, Illinois. He then moved to Allied Domecq and served in a variety of sales and marketing roles, with his final position being the SVP of customer management with responsibility for all direct sales channels as well as formulating and executing the national distributor strategy.
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