Aveniu Brands Names Andrew Mansinne President

Jun 11, 2010, 09:30 ET from Aveniu Brands

BALTIMORE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aveniu Brands, a fine wine and spirits importer wholly owned by Spain's Codorniu Group, today announced the appointment of Andrew Mansinne to the position of President, effective June 1, 2010.  In his role, Mansinne will oversee the Aveniu Brands portfolio of wines and spirits, its sales and marketing organization as well as its operations, finance and administrative functions.

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"Andrew's blue chip experience in every function of the business makes him the ideal choice," stated Mike Kenton, CEO, Codorniu USA.  "We have great confidence that under Andrew's leadership the Aveniu Brands organization will continue to flourish."

Mansinne has been involved in the wine and spirits industry for 25 years.  Prior to joining Aveniu Brands, Mansinne was Vice President, Marketing at Foster's Wine Estates, where he led a team of nearly 100 brand and consumer direct professionals, overseeing strategic and commercial activities and brand business processes for 44 brands.

Before joining Foster's, Mansinne spent twelve years at the Brown Forman Corporation, rapidly advancing through its divisions to become Senior Vice President, Managing Director after managing every wine business in the company's portfolio.  

Mansinne holds an M.B.A. from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia. Raised primarily in the Washington, D.C. area Mansinne currently resides in Dublin, Ohio with his wife and two daughters.

For a complete list of products represented by Aveniu Brands please visit www.aveniubrands.com.  For further information, including interview requests please contact Donna White, Gregory White PR at 203-683-6767 or e-mail donna@gregorywhitepr.com.

About Aveniu Brands

Aveniu Brands, a fine wine and spirits importer, is a wholly owned division of Spain's Codorniu Group representing close to thirty wineries from eight different countries. Aveniu Brands acts as the exclusive agent for a diverse portfolio of global wine and spirits from esteemed wine regions such as Italy, Chile, South Africa and France that are committed to the company's strategic growth as a top tier marketer.  The Aveniu Brands portfolio also includes Codorniu-owned wineries and vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Valley, Argentina and Spain. Aveniu Brands is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and employs more than 50 people nationwide.

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