Canadian wine producer Vincor International has announced a reshuffle of its executive team.

Vincor, the world's eighth-largest wine producer, said today (7 March) that as part of the management merry-go-round, CFO Richard Jones would become president of Vincor Canada.

The company said that Jones would oversee Vincor's plan to increase its share of the Canadian wine market, while driving down costs from its domestic operations.

Jones replaces Jay Wright, who will assume the newly-created role of president of Vincor's international division, where he will be responsible for operations in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

"The role was created to bring a cohesive vision and strategy to Vincor's international operations following significant expansion of this part of the company's business over the last several years," Vincor said.

Jones' replacement as CFO will be Debbie Simpson, who has been promoted from her role as vice-president and treasurer.

Meanwhile, Frank Syer, corporate vice-president for human resources, has been appointed executive vice-president, human resources and organisation development. All four changes will become effective on 1 April.

"These appointments will complement and reinforce the long-term strategic growth of our business." said Donald Triggs, Vincor's president and CEO.
"Each of these individuals has been instrumental to Vincor's success and I look forward to their contributions in their new roles as we continue to build one of the world's leading wine producers."