New Executive Director Joins Brewery Consulting Firm, First Key

First Key Heather

Vancouver, Canada – Effective January 2016, Dr. Heather Pilkington takes the lead as Executive Director at First Key Consulting. Heather is a licensed Professional Engineer and received her Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from Western University in Canada. Prior to joining First Key she held positions at Labatt and AB InBev, managing brewing process development and brewery support departments both at the national and international level.

Heather takes over from Jim Clarke, who will continue as Chairman. Her blend of career experience, educational background and passion for the industry give her a broad appreciation and insight into the challenges facing breweries of all sizes. She will oversee all aspects of the company’s strategy, team and operations to deliver the best client results in the brewing and malting industries.

About First Key:

First Key has specialized in the brewing industry for over 30 years and has assembled some of the most talented, interesting and globally experienced brewery consultants to support clients in every area of their business. The company operates around the globe with fully integrated solutions across functional areas involving corporate and marketing strategies, operations, supply chain, brewing, packaging and engineering.