Ed Matovcik
Ed Matovcik

Ed Matovcik, who has more than 30 years of PA, strategy and government relations experience in the wine and spirits sector, has joined alcohol beverage marketer Constellation Brands as VP-public affairs.

He joins the Victor, NY-based company from Intervine Inc., an international wine consultancy, where he was CEO.

Matovcik also handled corporate communications at Treasury Wine Estates and Beringer Vineyards and served as a board member for the California Wine Institute and Napa Valley Vintners.

Matt Stanton, senior VP-PA at Constellation, said Matovcik's "extensive industry experience and perspective will help advance our PA initiatives across the total beverage alcohol industry, and specifically with our wine & spirits stakeholders, with a focus on legislation important to our consumers."

Constellation is a parent of Robert Mondavi Winery, Kim Crawford and Prisoner Wine Co., Corona, Modelo, Negra and Pacifico beers, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.

It earned $389M on $2.5B revenues for the May 31-ended quarter.