Maxxium has realigned the regional reporting responsibilities for its board of directors.

The global distribution company, jointly-owned by Beam Global Spirits & Wines, Remy Cointreau, The Edrington Group and V&S Group, said late last week that it made the move at the beginning of July, in an attempt to focus on its three global regions of Asia-Pacific, Europe and The Americas.

Marc Tillon will assume responsibility for all domestic Maxxium markets in the Asia Pacific region, although Maxxium CEO Ben Van Doesburgh will continue to be responsible for Taiwan and travel retail.

While continuing as head of all of Maxxium's domestic markets in the European region, Richard White will expand his responsibilities in developing Maxxium's strategy concerning the Rémy Cointreau departure. Rémy is due to drop out of Maxxium in March 2009.

Brian Mackie, CFO, will assume responsibility for Canada, on top of his existing responsibility for Mexico, meaning he now has responsibility for all domestic Maxxium markets on the American continent.

As part of the shake-up, however, Arnaud Lodeizen, previously executive board member responsible for business development, is leaving Maxxium to pursue other interests.

"The changes to our executive board responsibilities will ensure a more effective organisational alignment as we manage the challenges in the next period of Maxxium's development," said Van Doesburgh. "We look forward to continuing our winning streak, beating our internal targets for the fourth year in a row."