William Hackett

Bill Hackett is Constellation’s executive vice president and chairman, Beer Division reporting to Rob Sands, chief executive officer. Bill provides input and counsel to our executive management committee, Beer Division leadership team, and the team at Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. He plays a critical advisory role in guiding the strategy and long-term vision for our beer business. Bill is a member of the executive management committee.


Bill joined the company in 1984 as national sales manager. He assumed additional responsibilities as the business and portfolio grew through the 1980s. In 1993, Bill was named president of Barton Beers, and has continued in this role since Barton became Crown Imports in 2007. Preceding his tenure at Constellation Brands, Bill began his career in the beer industry at Pabst Brewing Company as a field sales manager.