Nicholas Mehall spent five years with Diageos North America unit

Nicholas Mehall spent five years with Diageo's North America unit

US wine and spirits distributor Republic National Distributing Co has recruited former Diageo executive Nicholas Mehall to become its CFO.

Mehall, who spent five years with Diageo's North America unit, will take over his new position on 1 February, RNDC said this week. It is not immediately clear who he will replace in the role.

"We are very excited to have Nick join RNDC in this important executive leadership position," said RNDC CEO Tom Cole. "His wealth of financial experience across multiple functions will add tremendous value to our organisation, and help to support the future growth of RNDC."

Mehall's most recent position at Diageo was senior VP of finance for US spirits and Canada. He also served as a member of Diageo North America's IT steering committee charged with shaping the IT systems roadmap and annual investment. Prior to that, Mehall spent ten years with KPMG in Cleveland, London and New York.

Earlier this year, Remy Cointreau signed exclusive distribution deals with RNDC in 21 US states as part of a shake-up of its route-to-market.