It took more than eight months, but Dogfish Head has finally found its new vice president of sales.
The company today announced that Todd Bollig, who most recently spent 16 years with Constellation Brands, will fill the long-vacant position left behind by Adam Lambert, who departed the company last November to pursue a new opportunity with New Holland Brewing.
“Good things come to those who wait,” Dogfish founder Sam Calagione said in a press statement. “The Dogfish leadership team has interviewed and met with dozens of talented and experienced beer leaders over the last eight months. In time, it became clear that Todd’s experience, selling philosophy, understanding of our off-centered brand and ability to impress our off-centered co-workers made him the right person for our VP of Sales position.”
Bollig previously served as the VP of Sales Operations for Constellation and also held numerous sales management roles. In describing his motivation to join Dogfish Head, Bollig said company ownership, brands and culture were the most important considerations.
“Very few companies are strong in all three, and even fewer still are strong in all three yet have an incredible amount of opportunity in front of them,” he said in the release. “As I researched Dogfish, talked to people across the industry and eventually spent time with the Dogfish team, I saw a company that truly had great ownership, incredibly well-differentiated beers and a culture that I wanted to be a part of. I am excited to be part of this team and to help find ways to maximize sales in the future.”
In his new role, Bollig will be tasked with “bringing sales leadership and focus” to Dogfish distributors and retail customers, the company said.
Dogfish Head, the country’s 13th largest craft brewery, grew 13 percent in 2014 and produced 227,986 barrels.