Jose Castellvi joins Webb Banks

Miami-based wine and spirits distributor Webb Banks has appointed industry veteran Jose Castellvi to the newly created role of vice president for travel retail and spirits.

The firm supplies the trade in the Caribbean and Central America, along with the travel retail channel, with a portfolio that includes Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Jägermeister, Disaronno, Skrewball, The Macallan, Whistle Pig, Robert Mondavi, Stags’ Leap, Caymus, Penfolds, and Rodney Strong Vineyards.

Castellvi previously spent 16 years working for William Grant & Sons in the Caribbean and Latin America. He was most recently as regional president travel retail Americas and Caribbean.

He also spent six years as president of Bacardi Dominicana SA in the Dominican Republic, and before that he was general manager of United Distillers in the region.

“In the 1950s, my father was a liquor distributor in Cuba, and I’m proud every day to have followed in his footsteps, spending the past 30-plus years in this dynamic industry,” said Castellvi. “It’s definitely a highlight of my career, joining Andy and the talented team at WEBB Banks to grow distribution in the region, and help this organization continue to reach new heights and continued successes.”

Chief executive Andy Consuegra added: “We’re excited to welcome Jose to the team. His decades of supplier and distributor management experience, as well as his extraordinary wine and spirits knowledge, will be invaluable as we continue to position WEBB Banks for future growth.

“2020 was undoubtedly a challenging period for our industry, but we’re very proud of our success and accomplishments last year, and with Jose’s help we’re looking forward to building on that now in 2021.”