Constellation Brands Names Thomas Kane as Chief Human Resources Officer
VICTOR, N.Y., May 7, 2013 - Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), announced today that Thomas "Tom" Kane will join the company as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), effective May 20. Tom takes over the position from Keith Wilson who is retiring in June after 11 years of service to the company.
Tom joins Constellation Brands from Armstrong World Industries where he served as senior vice president, Human Resources and Government Relations for the flooring and ceiling business. During his 27 year career, he has experience in multiple global businesses in a range of industries from industrial products to government services to consumer hard goods. He has also worked in various human resources leadership roles at Black & Decker Power Tools, General Electric and Martin Marietta.
"Tom's experience and skills will be a great asset as we continue to grow and evolve our business," said Rob Sands, president and chief executive officer, Constellation Brands. "His down-to-earth style that thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative and team-oriented environment will be very beneficial to the company. I look forward to Tom joining the executive management committee and leading our global human resources function during this very exciting time in the company's history."
A native of Upstate New York, Tom earned a B.S in economics and communications from the State University of New York, Oneonta and a MBA from the State University of New York, Binghamton.
About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands is the world's leading premium wine company that achieves success through an unmatched knowledge of wine consumers, storied brands that suit varied lives and tastes, and more than 4,400 talented employees worldwide. With a broad portfolio of widely admired premium products across the wine, beer and spirits categories, Constellation's brand portfolio includes Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Inniskillin, Franciscan Estate, Mark West, Ruffino, Simi, Estancia, Corona Extra, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and SVEDKA Vodka.
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) is a S&P 500 Index and Fortune 1000® company with more than 100 brands in our portfolio, sales in about 100 countries and operations in approximately 40 facilities. The company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to our brands, to the trade, to the land, to investors and to different people around the world who turn to our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. We express this commitment through our vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more about Constellation, visit the company's website at www.cbrands.com.
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