William Grant & Sons has recruited a new senior vice president of marketing for its US subsidiary.

The independent family distiller said yesterday (8 January), that Jonathan Yusen will oversee marketing for the company's spirits and wine brands, such as Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick's Gin and Milagro Tequila.

William Grant & Sons USA president and managing director, North America and Mexico Simon Hunt said: "We're extremely pleased to appoint someone of Jonathan's calibre and experience to this new position at William Grant & Sons. His background, vision and commitment to brand growth will be invaluable as we move forward in 2008 and beyond."

Yusen has almost ten years spirits industry experience, having previously worked as both a project director and brand director for Allied Domecq. Following Pernod Ricard's acquisition of the company, Yusen was appointed global vice president of marketing for Malibu, Kahlua and Tia Maria and also consulted for Remy Cointreau USA's marketing team on their Scotch, Champagne and liqueur portfolios.