Corby Spirit and Wine names new sales VP
By Food in Canada StaffBusiness Operations Beverages Corby Spirit and Wine Editor pick Ontario
Corby Spirit and Wine promotes Ryan Smith as vice-president, sales, effective from February 1. Smith succeeds Mark Thorne, who will assume the role of vice-president, commercial marketing, at Pernod Ricard USA.
“Mark was a valuable member of our executive team, since his return to Corby in 2019, and has contributed significantly to our commercial success. We wish him all the best in his new role,” said Nicolas Krantz, Corby’s president, and CEO. “We’re thrilled to have Ryan join the executive team, which shows the deep bench of internal talent at Corby. Ryan offers a breadth of experience and leadership, gained over his many years at Corby, that will help us to continue to drive our commercial strategy and transformation.”
With 13 years at Corby, Smith will bring extensive commercial experience to the Corby executive team, having served in various sales and trade marketing capacities. He is currently director, trade marketing, where he managed the department’s transformation and took part in a vast range of cross-functional initiatives. Prior to that, he was the regional sales director, Ontario.
Smith has also held various commercial roles at PepsiCo. Canada. He graduated from Ryerson University with a bachelor’s degree in commerce.
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