Dalcassian Wines & Spirits has announced further expansion with three senior appointments. Co Down native Frank O’Hanlon takes up the role of Commercial Sales Manager following 30 years working in the licensed trade north and south of the country. Frank spent 27 years with Diageo Ireland heading up sales and commercial management roles in both the on and off-trade. Prior to joining Dalcassian Wines & Spirits, Frank held senior management roles in Dillon Bass (NI) and Counterpoint Wholesale. Frank will lead the 30-strong sales team in business development and expansion across their 100-plus wine and spirit brand portfolio. Julie McMahon has been appointed Wine Trade Marketing Manager representing in excess of 40 premium wine ranges in both the on and off-trade. Julie joined Dalcassian Wines & Spirits in 2011 as an Area Sales Manager, later taking up the role of Regional Sales Manager. Prior to joining the company, Julie spent over 11 years working in the hospitality sector and in hotel management in Ireland and abroad, holding roles in Buswells Hotel in Dublin and in the Sea Pires Resort in South Carolina. Julie is the third generation of her family to work in the industry, following in the footsteps of her grandparents and her own parents, who worked in IDL, Gilbeys and Diageo. Lisa Deveney is the new Marketing Manager for Dalcassian Wines & Spirits, co-ordinating all marketing activity across the company and working directly on activation and execution with the sales team. Lisa joins from PepsiCo where she spent over seven years on the trade marketing team, focusing on the snack side of the business and representing brands including Walkers, Doritos and Tropicana. She previously worked in the wine business as a Sales Representative for Kelly Wines. She holds both intermediate and advanced WSET qualifications. Dalcassion Wines & Spirits’ portfolio includes Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, Walsh whiskeys, Diplomatico rum and Jaffelin, Wakefield, Elvaro and Astoria wines.