Pernod Ricard USA, LLC produces and distributes spirits and wines. Its products include vodka, Scotch whisky, single malt Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, liqueurs, gin, tequila, champagnes, and sparkling wines. The company offers its products through distributors in the United States. Pernod Ricard USA, LLC was formerly known as Austin, Nichols and Co, Inc. and changed its name to Pernod Ricard USA, LLC in December 2001. The company was founded in 1855 and is based in New York, New York with a location and a sales office in Purchase, New York. It has sales offices in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois; Irvine, California; and Irving, Texas. The company also has production facilities in Fort Smith, Ark...
250 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10177
Founded in 1855
Pernod Ricard USA Announces Executive Changes
May 12 16
Pernod Ricard USA announced the appointments have been decided at Executive Committee level, all reporting to Paul Duffy, Chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard North America and CEO of Pernod Ricard USA. With effect from July 1, 2016, Jeff AGDERN, currently SVP, Wines & Champagnes, is appointed SVP, New Brand Ventures, Pernod Ricard USA’s soon-to-be-established ‘incubation’ division that will redefine how future growth brands are built. James SLACK, currently VP Marketing, Pernod Ricard China, is appointed SVP, Wines & Champagnes, effective September 1. His replacement will be subject to a further announcement. On July 1, Jonas TAHLIN, CEO of Absolut Elyx, will become a member of the Pernod Ricard USA Executive Committee, keeping his current title and responsibilities. A new position of SVP, Corporate Communications & CSR will be created and a search is currently underway. Jack Shea, VP, Corporate Communications Pernod Ricard USA, will report to this new position. Furthermore, Dan Denisoff, SVP Operations, Pernod Ricard USA, will leave the company on June 30, 2016. Effective July 1, Jim STANSKI, VP Operations, Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. Jim will take responsibility for the US and Canadian Operations. Jim will continue to report to Patrick O’Driscoll, CEO, Corby, who reports to Paul Duffy, CEO Pernod Ricard North America. The Supply Chain, Forecasting & Planning and Procurement teams will report into Guillaume Thomas, CFO, Pernod Ricard USA. Jeff Agdern joined the Group at Pernod Ricard USA in 1999 as Senior Brand Manager, became Group Director in 2002 and later VP Marketing - Imported Whiskies and Cognac. He then moved to Corby as VP Marketing in July 2010 and came back to the US in his current role in November 2013. James Slack started his career in Reckitt Benckiser as National Account Manager before joining Pernod Ricard UK, in 1999, where he held several senior sales & marketing roles. In 2003 he joined Diageo as Marketing Manager and came back to the Group in 2006 as General Manager Spirits at Pernod Ricard Australia, later Marketing Director. In July 2010, he was appointed Global Brand Director Chivas at CBL. He has been in his current role since July 2013. Jonas Tåhlin started his career at the Procter & Gamble where he held various marketing positions until he joined Absolut Vodka in 2006 as the Head of Western Europe. In 2008, after Absolut became part of Pernod Ricard, he served as Regional VP Americas, and subsequently Vice President, Marketing, Vodkas at Pernod Ricard USA. In July 2010 he became VP, Brand Development and then VP, Global Marketing at The Absolut Company, before being appointed in his current role in July, 2014. Jim Stanski started his career in various Engineer positions at Complax Corp. and GM, he joined Hiram Walker in 1994 and held different operational roles before being named Site Manager of the Walkerville, Ontario, Canada plant in 2004. He is holding his current position since 2009. The appointments will take effect from July 1, 2016, in the new Spirits Sales organization, reporting to Julien Hemard: Pat Magee, GM, Florida, Pat joined Irish Distillers in July 2007 as Business Unit Director - Retail.He previously held senior commercial roles with Reckitt & Colman Ireland and the Eason Group and has a Masters in Business Administration from Graduate School of Business UCD. In July 2009 Pat was appointed Sales Director (Retail) and has been on the IDL Leadership Team as Managing Director – Ireland since September 2011. Brian Mequet, GM, California, Brian joined Pernod Ricard USA in October 2008 as a Division Marketing Director.Prior to joining Pernod Ricard USA, he served as a Regional Marketing Manager with Miller Brewing Co. Brian received his MBA in Finance/Operations from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.He was promoted to Vice President, Marketing, Rum and Liqueurs in March 2014. Jim Green, GM, New York, Jim Green joined Pernod Ricard USA in November 2011 as Vice President, National Customer Solutions & Activation.Prior to joining Pernod Ricard USA, he served as VP Customer Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Channel Planning & Activation with Diageo North America. Jim received his MBA in Marketing and Strategy from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.Jim was promoted to General Manager, Venture Division in July 2014. Mike Fuller, GM, Texas, Mike Fuller joined Pernod Ricard USA in March 2003 as an Area Manager. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard USA, he served as an On-Premise State Manager with Republic National Distributing Company.Mike received his MBA in Marketing from Troy University. He was promoted to Vice President, Sales, Liberty Division in July 2014. Melissa Linehan, GM, Continental Division, Melissa joined Pernod Ricard USA in July 2012 as a Division Wines & Champagnes Director. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard USA, she served as a Regional Vice President, Northeast with Rodney Strong Vineyards. Melissa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services from the University of Rhode Island. Steve Crites, GM, American Division, Steve joined Pernod Ricard USA in August 2010 as a Region Manager. Previously, he had served as a Portfolio Director for Major Brands Distributing.Steve received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing/Management from the University of MO – St. Louis. In July 2014, Steve was promoted to VP, Sales, American Division. BJ Vorderer, GM, Liberty Division, BJ joined Pernod Ricard USA in May 2006 as a District Manager, On-Premise. He held several progressively responsible sales roles before joining Southern Wine & Spirits in February 2013 as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the Pernod Ricard portfolio. BJ holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications from Loyola University Chicago. In July 2014, BJ returned to Pernod Ricard USA as General Manager, Liberty Division. Scott Moore, GM, Chains Division, Scott joined Pernod Ricard USA in July 2004 as Director, National Accounts. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard USA, he was employed as a Regional Manager with Constellation Brands. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance/Economics/Accounting from Baylor University. Scott was promoted to General Manager, National Accounts in July 2014. Shawn Higgins, VP & GM, RTM Excellence, Shawn joined Pernod Ricard USA in May 2010 as General Manager, West Division. Prior to joining Pernod Ricard USA, he served as VP Retail Sales with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Notre Dame. He was promoted to General Manager, American Division in July 2014.