Kukla is strengthening its European presence with two new appointments to cement its Italian service offering. Brian Skinner is appointed new managing director of Kukla’s Italian operation which, as part of a strategic restructuring, sees the present Italian operation relocate from Genoa to Milan. Brian is joined by Stefano Introini and both have been working in the beverage sector for many years and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to support Kukla’s growing beverage business between Italy and the UK. “We will continue to work with our established operators and partners and with our market knowledge and experience we believe we can support the existing Kukla infrastructure and strengthen what is a growing market presence. Working closely with our UK team, we are perfectly aligned to deliver risk averse and market competitive service”. Steve Wood, UK managing director of Kukla UK commented: “We are delighted to welcome Brian and Stefano to the team and their experience will be invaluable in enhancing our service to producers, importers and distributors. Our reputation is building, and carefully managing growth to maintain consistency of quality service, will be fundamental to our long-term success."