Please find below important team updates for Merchandising.
Peter Cloutier will be welcoming a new family member this summer and will be taking some well-deserved parental leave (July 8 to Sept 6). During his leave, Emily Liao will act as the Category Manager for Brown/Other Spirits.
Mike Hodgson has announced his departure from the LCBO effective July 14th. We thank Mike for his years of service and wish him and his family well in their move to Ottawa! We will be filling the role temporarily with a secondment opportunity until Christina Bellotti- Ramzan's return from parental leave to manage the Tequila/Liqueurs/Brandy/Cognac portfolio.
We are also happy to announce that Amanda Mustard has been promoted permanently to the role of Product Manager White Spirits reporting to Jeryca Dillas.
With John Tyler’s retirement, we are excited to announce that Katelyn Guilleman will be taking over Beer Product Manager role and will transition effective June 20th.
Leslie Morgan will also be returning to the Ready-to-Drink category from her parental leave effective June 20th.
We are pleased to announce Madison Pearce is the new European Wines Product Manager (Italy) and will begin to transition with Katelyn Guilleman on June 20th.
Elena Delli-Pizzi will be joining the LCBO as New World Wines Product Manager (New Zealand and Australia) reporting to Ann Patel. Elena joins us from Staples Canada where she has been a Category Manager for over 10 years. Elena’s first day at the LCBO will be June 20th.
Laura Ruffolo, Product Manager for North America (excluding Ontario), will be starting a one-year career development opportunity within the Marketing Department as a Marketing Manager effective August 1st.
Marc Staples has been promoted to Product Manager. Marc will continue to oversee South America and South Africa portfolio through the end of July, after which Marc will transition to North America (excluding Ontario) reporting to Astrid Brummer effective August 1st. We will be posting a secondment opportunity to backfill for South America and South Africa portfolio.
Adam Caputo is no longer with the organization. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.