Rémy Cointreau has appointed Mark Breene as senior vice president and chief marketing officer of its US business.

Breene replaces Philippe Roederer, who was SVP of marketing at the Cognac group's US business. For Breene, this role has changed to the title of SVP and CMO, a company spokesperson told just-drinks today (27 October). 

Roederer, meanwhile, will move to the newly-created position of SVP for channel development, the spokesperson said. More details about the scope of this role will be released soon, he added.

Breene will lead marketing and branding efforts for Rémy in the US, with a particular focus on super-premium. There will be seven vice-presidents reporting directly to him. Prior to his new role, Breene spent 12 years working for Diageo and has managed several brands, such as Ketel One, Smirnoff and Jose Cuervo. Most recently, he was VP for rums at Diageo North America.