Constellation Brands, Inc. announced that Ricardo Bartra has been appointed senior vice president and chief technology officer.

Constellation Brands, Inc. announced that Ricardo Bartra has been appointed senior vice president and chief technology officer. Bartra will report to David Klein, executive vice president and chief financial officer, according to the worldwide alcohol and beverage company based in Victor.

Ricardo has more than 25 years of “global experience and IT expertise,” stated Klein. Klein also mentioned Ricardo’s “track record of establishing enterprise-level technology, security architecture and IT governance.”

Before joining Constellation Brands, Bartra was chief information officer and senior vice president for the Americas for DHL Global Forwarding, a business unit of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s largest logistics group. While there, he was responsible for leading a multinational information technology team focused on implementing DHL’s digital transformation. Prior to joining DHL in 2012, he held multiple information and technology leadership roles for GlaxoSmithKline and Royal PHILIPS Electronics.

Outside work, Bartra is a member of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) Foundation Board, “an organization whose mission is to enable the next generation of LatinX technology talent through a lifecycle that begins with students and uses the power of its community to continuously inspire forward,” according to Constellation.

Bartra has a master’s in information systems management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a bachelor’s in systems engineering from the Air Force Academy in Lima, Peru. His extensive knowledge and experience has garnered him recognition on the HITEC’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics in Information Technology” list from 2008-2017.