US: Rémy Cointreau USA appoints control state director

By | 18 April 2007

US beverage distributor Rémy Cointreau USA has created a new role for a control state director within the firm.

John Byrne will take up the post having spent the past 12 years running the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission.

Byrne was also a past president of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) where he worked on a range of objectives relating to public policy and industry initiatives.

Rémy Cointreau USA president and CEO Thomas Jensen said: "Rémy Cointreau USA values its partnership with both the Control States and the NABCA organisation. Our vision is to be the premium choice supplier for the Control State marketplace. We are confident that a true Control State expert partnered with a luxury supplier, will be able to create the type of programming needed to develop our brands and do to so in a responsible manner."

In the US, a control state is one where there is a state monopoly over the wholesale or retail of certain categories of beverage alcohol.

Sectors: Spirits, Wine

Companies: Cointreau

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