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ICB Appoints John Mills as new MD

InterContinental Brands has appointed John Mills as Managing Director. He joins ICB from his position as Senior Vice President of European Sales at Constellation Europe.

A highly respected industry figure, John Mills has been with Constellation Europe for 16 years, during which he has played a pivotal role in the successful development of the company.

“He was formerly Senior Vice President, Off Trade Sales, Constellation Europe and then Managing Director of the
independently operated Gaymer Cider Company.

Joint founder of ICB, Paul Burton comments: “This is a major appointment and very much in line with our strategy and vision for the company.

“John is a senior figure in the industry. He has just the energy, high level expertise, leadership qualities and focus that will most assist us in driving our business on to the next level.”

John Mills says: “ICB is a vibrant and exciting independently owned company that has seen sustained success but has not
yet attained its full potential.

“It has a refreshingly creative, incisive and entrepreneurial culture, a close relationship to customers, a wide product portfolio, and a great track record of innovation and investment in new product development.

“These are all things that excite me and I am really delighted to be making this move and looking forward to launching new brands, developing new channels and driving ICB forward.”

InterContinental Brands is a fast growing independent company, which was founded in 1990 by John Hibberd and Paul Burton.

Today ICB trades with all of the UK’s major supermarket chains, specialist off licence groups and independent retailers and manufactures and distributes over 50 top class brands, including Vodkat Classic Schnapps, St Helier, The Italian Job and Zamaretto.

In September 2007 ICB announced that mid-market private equity house LDC had taken a minority stake in the business to enable the company to make strategic acquisitions and broaden its distribution base.

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