Specialised wines and spirits brand partner Duty Free Global (DFG) has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Tito González as Vice President Americas, effective 1 January.
Born and raised in Panama, González’s 30-year sales career has seen him work with companies such as Procter & Gamble and Samsung Corporation.
He boasts more than 20 years’ experience in the wines & spirits industry alone, holding international management positions for Cruzan Ltd., V&S Absolut Spirits, Groupe Belvédère, Waldemar Behn GmbH, and as a category director for Grupo Wisa in travel retail.
Panama-based González commented “This is just an incredible team to work with. We all come from different backgrounds and cultures but share the same objective; to build brands. America plays a big role in our global business and Latin America and the Caribbean are full of opportunities and areas to conquer.”
Barry Geoghegan, Founder of DFG, added: “I have known Tito for many many years. I have huge respect for his passion for the channel and his incredible product knowledge in the wine and spirits business. We are delighted to make such a senior appointment in the region as the Americas is a big priority for DFG and its brand partners.”
González will meet brand partners and operators at the forthcoming Summit of the Americas in Palm Beach from 17-19 April.
The County Wicklow-headquartered specialised wines and spirits brand partner Duty Free Global (DFG)