Peter Carr joins Bacardi from Glazers Distributors

Peter Carr joins Bacardi from Glazer's Distributors

Bacardi has confirmed a change of president for the North America region.

Robert Furniss-Roe, who moved up to the role in 2011, is set to leave the company “to pursue other opportunities”. Furniss-Roe, 50, will be replaced by Peter Carr, who joins Bacardi from Glazer's Distributors.

The switch will take place next month, with Furniss-Roe agreeing to stay on as an advisor to interim CEO Michael Dolan, who moved up to the top spot in May.

Furniss-Roe, who joined Bacardi in 1989, will continue with the company “for an extended period of time”.

Carr, who is executive VP at Glazer's, has worked in the drinks industry for almost 25 years, having previously spent time with Diageo and Red Bull.

“We thank Robert for his extraordinary dedication to Bacardi and for helping us build our business around the world,” said Dolan. “We thank Robert for his commitment to Bacardi … and wish him the very best in his next endeavour.”

To read the company's official statement, click here.

For an exclusive interview with Bacardi's global marketing manager for whisky, click here.