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Changes in Constellation Brands' executive ranks

Feb 14, 2018

Bill Newlands
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Victor-based Constellation Brands is announcing some changes in the executive ranks.

The company says that Bill Newlands has been promoted to president and chief operating officer.  Rob Sands, who previously held the title of president and chief executive officer will continue to serve as CEO.

Newlands, who has more than 30 years of experience in the beverage alcohol industry, joined Constellation in 2015 as an executive vice president and chief growth officer. Last year, he became Constellation’s chief operating officer.

Sands calls Newlands, “a dynamic leader who has demonstrated an ability to advance our strategic priorities and strengthen our innovation capabilities in ways that further bolster our position as a leading total beverage alcohol company.”

In his expanded role, Newlands will have oversight and accountability for all operating aspects of the company.