Riverbend Malt House Hires New Director of Sales

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Riverbend Malt House today announced that Matt Thompson has joined the company as Director of Sales. Thompson will have responsibility for selling Riverbend’s entire product line of two- and six-row barley, wheat and rye malts into the craft brewing and craft distilling markets. He will also play a leading role in marketing and strategy development.

“We are delighted to have someone with Matt’s broad industry experience join Riverbend,” said Scott Hickman, CEO of Riverbend. “His successful track record at leading craft brewers such as Rogue Ales and Elysian makes him a key addition to Riverbend’s team as we accelerate our growth.”

“Riverbend is one of the most interesting stories – and most innovative companies – in craft malting today,” said Thompson. “I’m very excited to have this opportunity to join the Riverbend team in the early stages of the company’s growth and help build a company that is changing an industry.”

About Riverbend Malt House

Riverbend Malt House, founded in 2010 and headquartered in Asheville, NC, is one of the original craft malting facilities in the US. Utilizing grain sourced from local farmers, Riverbend malt fuels high quality, unique beverages produced by hundreds of North America’s finest craft breweries and distilleries. www.riverbendmalt.com

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