People Moves

People Moves: FIFCO USA, JuneShine Announce C-Suite Hires; Brewers of PA Appoint New Exec Director

People Moves: FIFCO USA, JuneShine Announce C-Suite Hires; Brewers of PA Appoint New Exec Director

FIFCO USA has appointed former Molson Coors executive Dan Hennessy as its new chief sales officer, effective February 8. Meanwhile, San Diego hard kombucha maker JuneShine has hired former Stone Brewing VP of sales Todd Karnig as chief commercial officer. And the Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP) has appointed Adam Harris as executive director of the state guild.

Untappd Founder Greg Avola Steps Down From Beer Rating App’s Daily Operations

Untappd Founder Greg Avola Steps Down From Beer Rating App’s Daily Operations

Greg Avola, the co-founder of beer review mobile app Untappd, announced his departure from a day-to-day role at the company last week in a series of tweets. Avola cited the desire to focus on his “health, happiness and family” as his reason for stepping down, which he elaborated on in a post on his personal website. His last day as a full-time employee was January 20. He will remain a part owner of Next Glass.

Bell’s Brewery Promotes Carrie Yunker to Executive Vice President as Part of Succession Plan

Bell’s Brewery Promotes Carrie Yunker to Executive Vice President as Part of Succession Plan

Bell’s Brewery has appointed Carrie K. Yunker to the newly created role of executive vice president. Yunker, who has worked at Bell’s for nearly two decades and most recently served as VP of human resources, will work with Bell’s founder and president Larry Bell to oversee all aspects of managing the company, as well as leading Bell’s senior leadership team and acting as a go-between to the Michigan craft brewery’s board of directors.

People Moves: Monday Night Brewing Promotes Within for New COO and CMO; Yonder and the Source Add Cider Maker

People Moves: Monday Night Brewing Promotes Within for New COO and CMO; Yonder and the Source Add Cider Maker

Atlanta’s Monday Night Brewing today announced the promotions of long-time employees Rachel Kiley and Kayla Rumpfeldt to the roles of chief operating officer and chief marketing officer, respectively. As part of the move, Monday Night co-founder Jonathan Baker, who had served as CMO, will transition to CMO emeritus and remain involved in the direction of the brand.

People Moves: Dr. J Jackson-Beckham Takes Full-Time Role with BA; CCBA Appoints New Executive Director

People Moves: Dr. J Jackson-Beckham Takes Full-Time Role with BA; CCBA Appoints New Executive Director

Dr. J Jackson-Beckham has joined the Brewers Association (BA) as equity and inclusion partner, a new full-time role created to “help promote greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the craft brewing industry,” according to a press release. Following the retirement of long-time executive director Tom McCormick, the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) has hired Lori Ajax as its next executive director, effective January 4, 2021.

Last Call: Fire at South Park Brewing; Nine Band Brewing Owner Accused of Homicide, Fraud Scheme

Last Call: Fire at South Park Brewing; Nine Band Brewing Owner Accused of Homicide, Fraud Scheme

An early morning fire Wednesday at San Diego-based South Park Brewing Company and Hamilton’s Tavern caused around $1 million in damage to the businesses; Tulsa-based Osage Casinos is cutting ties with Allen, Texas-based Nine Band Brewing Company after the brewery’s founder was arrested on homicide and federal fraud charges; and more news items.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Appoints Benoit Garbe as Chief Strategy Officer

Anheuser-Busch InBev Appoints Benoit Garbe as Chief Strategy Officer

After a year of sitting vacant, Anheuser-Busch inBev has finally filled its chief strategy officer role. The world’s largest beer manufacturer announced Monday evening the appointment of Benoit Garbe as chief strategy officer, Bob Tallett, A-B’s VP of business and wholesaler development, wrote in a letter to the company’s wholesaler partners.