Fine wine importer Frederick Wildman & Sons has installed a new boss for its southern division in the US.

Tim Daffin has been promoted from his role as south central region manager to the post of AVP - southern division manager, the New York City-based company said. Daffin, who has been with Wildman since 2010, was previously responsible for national brands and the fine wine division in Texas and Louisiana.

Prior to joining Wildman, he spent five years as area manager for William Grant & Sons in Texas and Louisiana.

Rocco Lombardo, Frederick Wildman & Sons’ newly-elected president, said: “After 18 months of directly looking after the southern division, I feel it’s now the appropriate time to officially pass on the reins to Tim Daffin.”