November 3/Miami/PRNewswire -- Bacardi U.S.A. Inc. announced the appointment of Michael Misiorski as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Misiorski joins Bacardi U.S.A. from Absolut Spirits Co., where he was vice president of finance and chief financial officer. While at Absolut, Misiorski led a number of departments including human resources and operations, and oversaw tax reporting, budgeting and a range of other responsibilities in addition to his financial role.

Previously, Misiorski spent 13 years with Seagram Company Ltd. serving in a variety of financial positions.

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Michael to Bacardi U.S.A.," said John Esposito, president and chief executive officer, Bacardi U.S.A. Inc. "Michael's varied background and broad industry and financial expertise makes him an ideal addition to our leadership team."

Misiorski began his finance career at Price Waterhouse, later serving in roles of increased responsibility at Occidental Petroleum and Transamerica Insurance before joining Seagram Company.

"Bacardi has strong leadership, a premium and super premium portfolio, and a team that values the company's history and believes in its future," said Misiorski. "Joining the company is an exciting and energizing move for me."

Misiorski holds an M.B.A. in international business from University of Miami where he graduated valedictorian and a B.S. degree with a double major in finance and accounting from the University of Arizona. He succeeds Ken Sutter who is taking a leadership position on a global technology project within the company.

From the November 10, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash