A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.
Wright was named president of the North American business in December 2009. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Constellation Wines US. He also served as president of Vincor International Inc. from June 2006 until March 2009 and, prior to that, as president and COO of Vincor International Inc.'s Canadian Wine division from October 2001 until June 2006. Wright held management positions at Molson, Nabisco, and Procter & Gamble in Canada and at Borden Foods Corporation in the US.
Wright will continue to report to Rob Sands, president and chief executive officer.