New World Wines

Marc Staples has transitioned to the role of Product Manager, New World Wines (North America excluding Ontario) reporting to Astrid Brummer effective August 2nd. Laura Ruffolo has now started her secondment with the Marketing team – we wish her the best of luck with this new opportunity.

We are pleased to announce that Claudia Speciale has joined the New World wines team as Acting Product Manager, New World Wines (Southern Hemisphere) reporting to Ann Patel effective August 2nd. Claudia joins the team from the Merchandising Financial planning team where she held the role of Financial Analyst.  


After careful re-evaluation of the Ready-To-Drink (RTD) Product Manager position due to its expanding scope and increased share of the business, we have reclassified the position to Senior Category Manager, RTD. We are happy to announce that current Product Manager (RTD) , Lesley Morgan has been promoted into the position. Lesley Morgan will continue to report directly into Chris Robertson, Senior Director (Beer/Cider/RTD) with the administrative support of Haley McGann.

Destination Collection

Julie Hauser will be on parental leave beginning September 6th to welcome another baby into her family. We are excited to welcome Ginny Demain as Acting Product Manager for Destination Collection reporting into Courtney Dawson. Ginny is joining Merchandising on August 15th from the Retail team where her most recent roles included Store Manager and Product Consultant.


We are pleased to welcome Ken Ramnaraign to the Spirits team as Acting Product Manager (Tequila, Liqueurs, Brandy/Cognac portfolio) reporting to Emily Liao effective immediately. Ken joins the Merchandising team from the Customer Intelligence group and brings with him a deep understanding of customer and product trends.

Merchandising Operations

Jessilynn Kim was the successful candidate for the new role of Senior Category Manager, E-Commerce.  Jessilynn has held several progressive roles in both Merchandising and Inventory, most recently as Inventory Manager, European Wines.  Jessilynn will report to David Cacciottolo, Senior Director Merchandising Operations and will begin on September 6th.

Please find the updated contact list for Merchandising here.