Mantella left his post as the firm’s UK managing director on Wednesday after 12 years with the company.
Talking to OLN this week at its office in Penedes, Spain, Pages said it had drafted in headhunters to find a replacement.
He said: “We have appointed a head hunter. But, of course, when you change the leadership [of a company] the business changes too. We are very committed to the UK, it is a very important market for us.”
Mantella joined Codorniu in 2002 as sales director before taking the top job in 2010, replacing Bill Breen.