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Constellation Brands Names Jim Sabia as President, Beer Division

In his new position, Sabia with assume the day-to-day general management responsibilities for all U.S. commercial and operations functions related to the company’s beer business.

Jim Sabia

Constellation Brands has announced Jim Sabia, who has served as the company’s executive vice president and managing director, beer division, since February 2021, is taking on the role of executive vice president and president, beer division, with day-to-day general management responsibilities for all U.S. commercial and operations functions related to the company’s beer business.

Sabia joined Constellation Brands in 2007 as vice president, marketing, for the company’s spirits business. He was promoted to chief marketing officer of Constellation’s beer division in 2009 and to executive vice president, chief marketing officer, for Constellation’s full portfolio across beer, wine, and spirits in 2018.

Under Sabia’s leadership, growth trends for the company’s beer portfolio significantly outpaced the U.S. beer market, and upon the assumption of responsibilities for Constellation’s total beverage alcohol portfolio, he played an instrumental role in transforming the company’s wine and spirits business, working to build consumer affinity for its premium portfolio of powerhouse wine and spirits brands.

During his tenure as managing director, beer division, Constellation’s beer brands continued their strong growth trajectory. Most notably, Modelo Especial became the #2 beer brand by dollar sales in the U.S.


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‚ÄúWe have some of the most iconic, consumer-loved brands delivering stellar industry-leading performance,‚ÄĚ says Sabia. ‚ÄúI look forward to continuing to work with our best-in-class teams and our executive team to build on our momentum in the marketplace, drive growth within the high-end beer category, and deliver our long-term growth aspirations.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúConstellation‚Äôs beer business has driven unparalleled growth in the industry, and we have bold ambitions to continue to deliver more well into the future,‚ÄĚ adds Bill Newlands, Constellation‚Äôs president and CEO. ‚ÄúA driving force behind this success has been the quality and strength of our overall team, and our strength and continuity of leadership.‚ÄĚ


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