BURLINGTON, Ontario – Nickel Brook announced today that it has named Ian MacDonald as President. Co-founder John Romano will transition to CEO, taking a more hands-on role in the day-to-day operations of the company. MacDonald brings his years of industry experience to the company and will work with the founders and management team to develop and execute a strategic vision for a sustainable growth strategy.
MacDonald, a well known and respected Brewing and Beverage industry veteran with a solid track record of successfully transitioning companies into industry leaders and creating game-changing strategies began his career at Labatt Breweries of Canada and later went on to hold executive leadership roles at Lakeport Brewing Corporation, the relaunched Steelback Brewery, Cott Beverages and most recently as CEO of Carib Brewery in Trinidad and Tobago. MacDonald has also consulted for a number of notable and internationally recognized Beverage companies.
“Ian’s record speaks for itself, and he has always been a friend and supporter of Nickel Brook” said John Romano. “He brings a strong understanding of what it takes to compete in an increasingly-competitive market, and how to grow our brand while staying true to our roots. His strategic thinking and belief in Nickel Brook will help us reach that next level we’ve all been working towards for the last 12 years.”
“I’m excited to be taking on this role, and look forward to working with all the talented staff at Nickel Brook to help deliver on the potential I see in this amazing company” said MacDonald. “We’ve got the products, we’ve got the people, and we’re going to reinvigorate growth across the company.”