After 14 years in the travel retail industry, Erik Thomsen is to join William Grant & Sons as Travel Retail Regional Manager Europe, with effect from April 1, 2009.
Thomsen was most recently Regional Director Europe North with Maxxium Global Travel Retail, but has also worked as Purchasing Director for Inflight Service Europe and as a Sales Manager for R?my Scandinavia Duty Free. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Nordic Travel Retail Group and is a Keeper of the Quaich.
William Grant's Travel Retail Director Rita Greenwood said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to welcome Erik to the William Grant & Sons travel retail team. He brings a thorough knowledge of the industry at all levels and sound commercial acumen that will make him a real asset