Blair MacNeil, Former Bacardi General Manager, Joins Tilray to Lead the Company’s Canadian Growth Strategy
NEW YORK & LEAMINGTON, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: TLRY; TSX: TLRY) announces the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Blair MacNeil as President, Tilray Canada. In his new role, Blair will drive Tilray’s next stage of growth in Canada and oversee sales, marketing, and operations across medical and adult-use cannabis businesses. Blair will report to Jim Meiers, who has been appointed to Chief Operations Officer, Tilray, Inc.
Irwin D. Simon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Blair MacNeil has a proven track record in driving accelerated growth for industry-leading brands, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our senior leadership team. His extensive experience in growing consumer loved brands will further advance our growth strategy and expand our presence across Canada to reach our 30% market share goal by the end of fiscal year 2024. We would also like to congratulate Jim on his well-deserved promotion.”
Blair joins Tilray from Bacardi, where he was the General Manager for their Canadian beverage alcohol business. A tenured consumer packaged goods executive, Blair has extensive experience at high-growth companies, including prior leadership roles with Stoli, River Bend, Corby Distilleries, and Pepsi.
Since completing the business combination with Aphria, Inc. in May 2021, Tilray continues to maintain its leading market share position in Canada and remains focused on accelerating the Company’s long-term global strategy and development towards building the world’s leading cannabis-focused consumer brands company.
Tilray, Inc. (Nasdaq: TLRY; TSX: TLRY) is a leading global cannabis-lifestyle and consumer packaged goods company with operations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Latin America that is changing people’s lives for the better – one person at a time – by inspiring and empowering the worldwide community to live their very best life by providing them with products that meet the needs of their mind, body, and soul and invoke a sense of wellbeing. Tilray’s mission is to be the trusted partner for its patients and consumers by providing them with a cultivated experience and health and wellbeing through high-quality, differentiated brands and innovative products. A pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, and distribution, Tilray’s unprecedented production platform supports over 20 brands in over 20 countries, including comprehensive cannabis offerings, hemp-based foods, and alcoholic beverages.
For more information on how we open a world of wellbeing, visit www.Tilray.com.
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