William Grant & Sons has shaken up the leadership of its operations in Canada.

The spirits producer announced earlier this week that it has recruited Steve Doyle from Canada Dry Mott’s to become its country manager for Canada. Doyle will look after the company’s portfolio in the Canadian market as part of the Peter Mielzynski Agencies marketing team. He will assume the role on 30 January.

At Canada Dry Mott's, the Canadian subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Doyle was director of sales for the east of the country. He has also worked for Sleeman Breweries, Diageo, Guinness Brewing Worldwide, and Molson Breweries.

At the same time, Jonathan Yusen, senior VP of marketing for North America at William Grant, will also assume the position of general manager for Canada. Yusen, who will be Doyle's immediate line manager, will assume commercial and marketing responsibilities for Canada.

No-one was immediately available at William Grant in North America to detail if any executives have left the company due to these changes.